THE NEW SAFEGUARDING STANDARD
In an attempt to streamline the return of classes and events when we are permitted to do so, Water Safety Ireland has developed a new Online Safeguarding Training module which will be mandatory for all members to complete. This training will ensure that when our activities resume, members of our organisation will be fully trained in best Safeguarding practices.
From the 1
of July 2020, it will be mandatory for all members to complete the new Online Safeguarding Training.
We are circulating this document to provide you with the necessary steps to complete this stage of the training.
STEP 1: RECEIVE INVITATION TO COMPLETE TRAINING
Members will receive a notification (via email) to commence the process of completing the Safeguarding Training.
STEP 2: TUSLA COURSE
Complete the online programme entitled “An Introduction to Children First”
Complete the Assessment
Receive the certificate of completion
For more information regarding this element of the training, see page 2 below.
STEP 3: RETURNING YOUR TUSLA CERTIFICATE
Download and/or print a copy of your Tusla certificate for personal records.
Send a copy of your certificate to your local certificate secretary via email.
The email address is specific to each county: **INSERTYCOUNTYfirstname.lastname@example.org
Request (via email to your local secretary) to be sent a link to the WSI Child Safeguarding Training.
STEP 4: WATER SAFETY IRELAND CHILD SAFEGUARDING TRAINING
Once your Tulsa Training has been completed and returned to your local WSAC certificate secretary, you will receive a link (via email) to complete the online Water Safety Ireland Online Safeguarding training.
It is important to note that course links are specific to your membership profile, do not share links with other members trying to complete the training.
Upon the successful completion of this training, this will complete the process.
Your WSI Child Safeguarding Certificate will be sent to you via email.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
- I have already completed the Tusla “Children First” training through work/another organisation, do I need to complete it again for Water Safety Ireland?
Candidates Tusla “Children First” certificates will only be accepted if the date of course completion is less than one year old. Certificates with dates of completion older than one year will not be accepted, and the candidate will need to complete the Tusla training again.
- I have already completed the WSI Online Safeguarding Training process, must I complete it again?
Even if you have completed the new process already, after the July 1
2020, it will be mandatory to complete the process again. The programme has undergone a number of revisions, and we want to ensure everyone is trained to the same standard. However, Tusla “Children First” certificates will still be accepted if the date of course completion is less than one year.
- How long is the new safeguarding training valid for?
As the Water Safety Ireland’s Child Safeguarding Training is a two stage process, certificates will be valid for three years from the date of completion of the Tusla “Children First” course.