In this week’s essay – the third in our recent series on the Children First Act 2015 – we’re doing a bit of a deep-dive into what I call the road-signs of the Act.That is, the ‘definitions’. These are the 17 words or phrases that are key to getting to …Read More
Children First Act 2015
The 3 Triggers to the Children First Act 2015
In this week’s essay – the second in our recent series on the Children First Act 2015 – we’re going to look at the 3 triggers that made the Children First Act go live; what went ‘live’; and when.The legislation was introduced – like the emergence of the moon – …Read More
Vetting and the Self-Employed
Matthew Holmes is a practising barrister and has written for the Irish Times, the Bar Review, and the Law Society Gazette, amongst other publications. He is the author of the Nutshells on Administrative Law, the Nutshells on EU law, and the forthcoming Nutshells on …Read More
Provider Beware! S.10 Children First Act: How Far Must You Go, To Go ‘As Far As Practicable’, In Keeping Children Safe From Harm?
1. “AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE”Section 10 of the Children First Act 2015 creates a statutory duty upon organisations that provide services to children to ensure that those children are kept safe from harm while availing of the service provided by the organisation. In this essay we provide …Read More