Gibbons, N. & Lane, F. (1997). Trainer's Handbook. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/990
This training manual is published by Bamardo’s National Children’s Resource Centre under its mission statement to provide information and advice to individuals and groups who work with children. It is a response to the many enquiries for information and training on this subject. Apart from covering the legislation and attendant regulations, this manual strives to encapsulate the important elements of good child welfare and child care practice as enshrined in the Child Care Act 1991. It offers an overall ethos of working practices underpinned with respect for the child, recognition of the child as a person with rights, and an acceptance that children are individuals, with different needs and abilities, cultures and religions. These differences should be valued and responded to in a positive way which will support and foster in children a positive self image and provide a good childhood experience.