Designated Liaison Person Training | 26 & 27 April 2021

Following on from the success of our previous Designated Liaison Person training, presented for IAYO by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), we will be hosting and DLP training session online on 26 and 27 April 2021.

This will be two full days of training from 10am – 4.30pm (TBC). There will be a participation fee of €50.

Please note that all participants must attend both days.

The maximum number of DLP participants in the training is 12 so places are limited.

The course will be run by NYCI’s Louise Monaghan (Health Promotion Consultant & Trainer).

Places are limited so, if you are interested in taking part, please send an email to as soon as possible.

The description of the training:
This training is specifically for Designated Liaison Persons (DLPs) and Deputy DLPs in youth orchestras, through the IAYO. The aim of this DLP Training is to give participants the opportunity to explore the role and responsibilities of being a DLP in the youth orchestra context, and to give participants information and guidance on good practice in order to carry out this role effectively.

Participants should have a general understanding of child safeguarding and protection and must have attended child protection training (e.g. Child Protection Awareness Programme) within the last two years OR completed Tusla’s Children First e-learning on before attending this training.

The objectives of the training are:

To set the context for the role of DLP (exploring safeguarding responsibilities, values, compliance with legislation and current policy);
To understand the requirements and the elements of this role (reporting, managing information, managing allegations against staff/volunteers/young people, informing parents);
To examine the role of Túsla and An Garda Síochana and the importance of partnership working.

Louise Monaghan
Louise Monaghan is a contract trainer with the Child Protection Programme in the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI). The CPP is responsible for building the capacity of the youth sector to address and fulfil its responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection as per Children First 2015 & 2017.

Louise has been working in the area of child protection training for the last 20 years across a number of organisations within the broader voluntary and community sector. She has developed and delivered training in child protection at a number of levels, including awareness level, Designated Liaison Person and Board of Management training. She also sits on the GAA’s National Child Welfare and Protection Committee and is a consultant with the National Office for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.