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Introduction to the Legal System

This is an entry-level course aimed at giving participants a broad understanding of the Irish legal system and how to interact with it. Practical tips and useful referral options are emphasised, legal terms are clearly explained and common misconceptions and pitfalls for the layman are laid to rest.

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Children and the Law

Covering many legal issues relating to children and minors, inside or outside of the family context, this course synopsises key aspects of Family, Employment, Consumer and Inheritance law relating to children. The focus is on protection of children and their practical, legal and emotional support. No previous legal knowledge is required.

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Child Abuse

This course is aimed at helping participants to recognise what constitutes physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect of children and how to deal with possible disclosure. Participants are guided through the likely legal and health authority procedures in dealing with suspected abuse. The emphasis throughout is on dispelling some of the myths surrounding the area, and on getting practical help for all those involved.

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Freedom of Information / Data Protection

Any individual, company or organisation which collects, holds or processes data needs to be familiar with the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts. This course covers the legal rights and obligations under both Acts, as well as decisions in recent Court cases.

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Neighbourhood Nuisance

A wide range of legal and practical solutions to neighbourhood nuisances are covered in this course. You will be told where to go for help in dealing with neighbourhood problems and how to build up your case. Participants do not need any legal knowledge and the emphasis is on practical problem-solving.

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Coming Up

A Public Information Presentation entitled ‘Making a Will won’t kill you’ is to take place in Beara, County Cork at Eyeries National School at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 February 2016. Hosted by Eyeries NS Parents’ Association and delivered by Anne O’Carroll of Cascade Training Consultancy, this jargon-free presentation gives practical tips on how to make a will, what happens if you don’t and how best to provide for your loved ones, avail of tax breaks and ensure peace of mind. This event is a fund-raiser for the school and is open to all, but parents of young children or other dependents are particularly encouraged to attend. There will be a Question & Answer session afterwards and handouts will be provided.

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South Dublin County Childcare Committee

Great outlook on Culture. I don’t feel as embarrassed or confused as I did.

Relaxed and fun, yet informative.

Enjoyed day immensely. Very entertaining, good use of examples relating to relevant topics and good pictures/notes on flip chart. Anne has great energy and very easy to understand and listen to. It changes viewpoint, gives communication skills to put in place for any difficult situations/conversations etc.

I found Communicating Across Language Barriers very hands-on and relevant.

Great group size meant all voices were heard.

Cascade tutors were very engaging and made the programme enjoyable.

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