The National Federation of Arch Clubs, Ireland

Training Courses

Learning Lamh Sign Language

If your club is interested in doing Lamh sign language you can contact Mary Cullen at Lamh on 059-9139657 or email infolamh@gmail.com for more details.


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Child Protection Awareness Training

All Information & Advice Persons are accredited “Keeping Safe®” programme facilitators.  Keeping Safe® is a standardised Child Protection Awareness Raising Training Programme which aims to raise awareness of issues of child protection and to assist groups in developing sound child protection policies in line with Children First and Our Duty to Care.

The training area’s included in this programme are:

  1. Developing a child protection policy and procedure.
  2. Appointing a Designated Officer as defined in Children First.
  3. Raising awareness about child abuse.
  4. Developing safe recruitment practices.
  5. Developing a good practice code of behaviour for staff.
  6. Making links – developing good relationships with the Health Board and other agencies in relation to child protection practice.

All groups funded by the HSE are required to have a child protection policy in place and a designated person as outlined in the Children First guidelines.  This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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FAS eBusiness Training Courses

FÁS is Ireland's national training and employment authority, aiming to promote a more competitive and inclusive knowledge-based economy by enhancing the skills and capabilities of individuals and enterprises.*

Our courses provide interactive online learning courses which are ideal for individuals who wish to study at their own pace.

Our services include:

  • A wide range of interactive courseware which is available 24/7
  • Immediately available courseware, with no waiting lists
  • Courses that are presented in easy learning modules
  • Courses that can be taken on any internet-friendly PC*
  • Courseware that can be customised to individual needs
  • Technical Support, which is available during business hours
  • An extensive range of certified courses
  • A constantly update course portfolio

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Red Cross Community Services

The Irish Red Cross helps people around Ireland by providing a range of community services and activities through their local branches.

These services include:

  • The Therapeutic Hand Care Service where volunteers provide a hand massage and/or a manicure to patients in residential care or in their own home.
  • The Skin Camouflage Service which offers specialised advice to people with disfiguring skin conditions.

In response to the needs of local communities, some Irish Red Cross Branches provide services ranging from socials and outings for senior citizens, the provision of transport for sick and elderly people, to assistance to the Blood Transfusion Board.

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Latest News & Announcements 2017

LAOIS ARCH CLUB

Laois Arch Club is a very vibrant active club which caters for between 70-80 members at our monthly disco in The Heritage Hotel Portlaoise. Every year we bring a group of approximately 40 of our members for a weekend away and we also bring some of our members on a day trip.

This year our day trip was to Dublin Zoo. The excitement was catching as we headed off in June and we all had a wonderful day exploring all the different areas and seeing all the animals in the zoo.

The high light of the day was definitely when we went to have lunch in the restaurant and some of our members spotted Gerry Creighton, Operations Manager, who appears on The Zoo TV Series on RTE. They couldn’t believe when he joined our table and chatted to us all about his work.....

 

This is Gerry with Melissa, his No 1 Fan!        

The rest of the group quickly stepped in to have their photo with Gerry too.

 

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