for the purposes of making further and better provision for the care and protection of children and for those purposes to require the preparation, by certain providers of services to children, of child safeguarding statements; to require certain persons to make reports to the Child and Family Agency in respect of children in certain circumstances; to require certain persons to assist the Child and Family Agency in certain circumstances; to provide for the establishment of the Children First Inter-Departmental Implementation Group; to make provision for the preparation of sectoral implementation plans by Departments of State; and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 19 Nov 2015

Sponsored by: Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Act

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
Enacted Bill
  • Dáil First Stage

    10 Apr 2014

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    10 Apr 2014

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    30 Apr 2014

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    30 Apr 2014

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    7 May 2014

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    7 May 2014

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    14 Jul 2015

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    14 Jul 2015

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    14 Jul 2015

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad (Also known as Final Stage)

    14 Jul 2015

    Completed

  • Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    21 Jul 2015

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    21 Jul 2015

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    23 Sep 2015

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    23 Sep 2015

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    21 Oct 2015

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    21 Oct 2015

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    21 Oct 2015

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    21 Oct 2015

    Completed

  • Enacted

    19 Nov 2015

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    19 Nov 2015

    Current Stage

 

19 Nov 2015

Children First Act 2015

11 Nov 2015

As passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas

Children First Bill 2014

14 Jul 2015

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Children First Bill 2014

30 Apr 2014

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Children First Bill 2014

10 Apr 2014

As Initiated

Children First Bill 2014

Amendments

28 Oct 2015

Committee Stage

Cream List [Seanad amendments to Dáil Bill]

20 Oct 2015

Report Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

22 Sep 2015

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

7 Jul 2015

Report Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

28 Apr 2015

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

Debates

11 Nov 2015

Dáil Éireann

Children First Bill 2015: From the Seanad

21 Oct 2015

Seanad Éireann

Children First Bill 2014: Report and Final Stages

23 Sep 2015

Seanad Éireann

Children First Bill 2014: Committee Stage

21 Jul 2015

Seanad Éireann

Children First Bill 2014: Second Stage

14 Jul 2015

Dáil Éireann

Children First Bill 2014: Report and Final Stages

7 May 2014

Dáil Éireann

Children First Bill 2014: Referral to Select Committee

7 May 2014

Dáil Éireann

Children First Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed)

1 May 2014

Dáil Éireann

Children First Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed)

30 Apr 2014

Dáil Éireann

Children First Bill 2014: Second Stage

30 Apr 2014

Dáil Éireann

Children First Bill 2014: Order for Second Stage