Online Designated Liaison Person Training | 24 & 25 April 2023

Following on from another successful Designated Liaison Person Training session with the National Youth Council of Ireland, we are delighted to announce that we will be running this course again on training on Monday, 24, and Tuesday, 25 April 2023 online via Zoom.

Cost: €50 for IAYO members / €100 for non-IAYO members

Please note that all participants must attend both days. There will be two full days of training from 10am – 4.30pm (TBC).

The maximum number of DLP participants in the training is 12 so places are limited. If you are interested in taking part, please send an email to as soon as possible.

About the training:

This training is specifically for Designated Liaison Persons (DLPs) and Deputy DLPs in youth orchestras, through IAYO. This DLP training aims 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 to carry out this role effectively.

Please note that this is interactive training and we do expect the same level of participation as in-person training. Participants are expected to have cameras on, and the NYCI use break-out rooms and facilitate discussions in the same way as in the in-person training.

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, and 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 Tusla and An Garda Síochana and the importance of partnership working.