The Children’s Rights Alliance is deeply concerned about the provision of mental health services to
children and young people in Ireland. Recent studies suggest that young people in Ireland may have a
higher rate of mental health issues than similarly aged young people in other countries. This has not
resulted in a correlated level of service provision.

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Children’s Rights Alliance Pays Tribute to Enda Kenny TD
 

The Children’s Rights Alliance has paid tribute to Enda Kenny TD following his retirement as leader of the Fine Gael party.

Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance, said today: “We would like to thank Enda Kenny as outgoing leader of our country for his actions to promote children’s rights.

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PRESS RELEASE

Children’s Rights Alliance Welcomes Right to Aftercare Plans

 

The Children’s Rights Alliance has responded to the announcement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD of a new entitlement to provide aftercare plans for children leaving the care system. This is to be backed up by promised funding for aftercare workers to support up to 600 children leaving care each year.

Welcome to the Children’s Rights Alliance Annual Directors' Report 2016.

HIQA Report Shows Too Many Children Without Social Worker

The Children’s Rights Alliance responded today to Overview Report of 2016 HIQA regulation of social care and healthcare services, which includes monitoring and inspecting children’s services.

 

The classical epic Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony will be the cornerstone of the concert. Co-Orch Dublin will alternate movements of this Nineteenth Century masterpiece with world premieres of works from Irish contemporary composers.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite here

What? 'A Midsummer Rights Theme' fundraising concert

When? Wednesday 21 June, Doors open 19:30, performance beginning 20:00

Where? CHQ, Dublin 1

Children's Rights Alliance Annual Conference

Children's Rights Alliance Annual Conference

Join us on Tuesday 9 May in the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7 for a day full of exciting panels and discussions on some of the top political issues that will make a critical difference to children’s lives in 2017.

10.00 – 11.00 AGM (for members only)

11.00 – 11.30 Tea/coffee break

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Journey Towards Affordable Childcare Alleviates Pressure on Families

 

The Children’s Rights Alliance has welcomed today’s announcement by Government of its next steps towards making childcare more affordable for all families from this September, including a public information campaign to inform families of their entitlements.

Giving Children in Direct Provision a Voice: How to Make a Complaint to the Ombudsman for Children

Giving Children in Direct Provision a Voice: How to Make a Complaint to the Ombudsman for Children
Wednesday 12 April 2017, 10am – 12pm

Ormond Building, 31-36 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7
Guest Speaker: Páraic Walsh, Investigator, Office of the Ombudsman for Children