Project Outputs

Taking all of the information children and young people provided us with through surveys and working groups, as well as working with two advisory groups of children and young people, we have developed the following resources.  It was the intention of the project to create these useful documents that will assist groups and organisations working with and for children and young people, to incorporate a rights based and child centred approach. There are also resources available here that may be useful to children and young people.

Overview of the Irish Child Protection and Welfare System

This Overview of the Irish Child Protection and Welfare System   provides an overview of the child protection and welfare system in Ireland and the reporting mechanisms. The initial part of the document outlines policies and legislation pertaining to the Child Protection and Welfare System. Secondly, a synopsis is provided of Child Protection and Welfare processes. Thirdly, specific groups who are considered at an increased risk are highlighted and lastly, examples of good practices are provided.

A Training Package

The training package was designed to support organisations who would like to enhance their understanding of children and young people’s perceptions of violence.  Included in the training package is the following documents;

A Facilitation Manual‌ offering guidance for the trainer to facilitate the 4 modules within their organisation.

  • Module 1‌ – Focuses on children’s and young people’s experiences and understandings of violence, and encourages participants to think about violence from a child’s perspective
  • Module 2‌– Increases participants awareness surrounding children’s and young people’s help seeking behaviours
  • Module 3 - Enhances participants awareness of children’s and young people’s rights
  • Module 4– Familiarise participants with children and young people’s views of supports and services that they believe will help them

Survey Findings

The survey was completed by over 1,200 children and young people across all research partner countries. To inform the training, the survey sought to uncover children and young people’s knowledge and understanding of violence, to understand where they would go to seek help if they experienced harm or violence and to determine what are children and young people’s views on the best way to respond to those seeking help.

The  P4P Ireland Report, provides a brief overview of the methodology alongside the key findings.

The P4P European Findings‌ , presents the collated findings from all research partner countries.

The Survey, co-produced with children and young people who participated in the youth advisory groups, is also available.  This may be used by organisations working with and for children and young people who want to gain an enhanced understanding of the children’s and young people’s perspective of violence and harm.

Working Group Findings

The Findings from the Working Groups‌  also used to inform the training sets out how children and young people would like to be helped and also barriers to seeking help, drawing on the personal experiences of the focus group participants.

The Facilitators Pack ‌used to guide the facilitation of the working groups is available for others who want to explore the issue of violence with children and young people in an ethical, sensitive and non-intrusive manner.


Factsheets were compiled specifically on the experiences of six groups of children and young people who are deemed at a greater risk of experiencing violence. These factsheets set out their understanding of violence, issues specific to these groups and their view on services and supports. 

There are factsheets available on Children:

Practice Checklist

A Checklist‌ was created drawing on all of the key messages provided by children and young people who participated in the working groups.  This document is based on children’s views of ‘good’ or ‘effective engagement’ when they have needed support. Professionals can use this to assess their own practice from a child’s perspective.

The content of these project outputs represents the findings of the authors only and is his/her sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information contained in these project outputs.