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Child Welfare and Protection Policy

The Child Welfare and Protection Policy Unit (CWPPU) is responsible for developing the policy and legislative framework in relation to child welfare and protection.  The Unit also supports the Health Service Executive (HSE) to ensure the implementation of policy and the effective delivery of child welfare and protection services by the HSE at a local level.

Over the past number of years there has been a significant refocus in the delivery of Child Welfare and Protection Services in Ireland.  There has been a move towards developing family and community support initiatives in order to identify issues at an early stage and to address them within the context of the family, while at the same time ensuring high quality care structures for any child in need of them.

The Unit is responsible for the following policy areas:


If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child you should contact the Health Service Executive

Please follow link for Health Service Executive Child_Protection Social_Work_Services


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