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Answers Needed to Protect Children with Disabilities from Abuse

 

The Children’s Rights Alliance has welcomed today’s publication by the Health Services Executive (HSE) of two reports on failures at a foster home in Waterford. 
 

 

Ireland's Most Vulnerable Children Remain Invisible

 

Opinion by Tanya Ward, Chief Executive
 

The Children’s Rights Alliance awarded the Government an overall ‘D+’ grade in our Report Card 2017 yesterday. This year’s grade equates to a barely acceptable performance, having little or no positive impact on children’s lives and securing no outstanding achievements yet. 
 

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Government down another grade on children’s rights

Report reveals most vulnerable children in Ireland are invisible

 

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HIQA Investigation Must Provide Answers on Why our Child Protection System Failed Maurice McCabe and his family

 
 
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Government Must Support One Parent Families Out of Poverty
 

The Children’s Rights Alliance has responded to the publication today of the 2015 Survey on Income and Living Conditions by the Central Statistics Office. 
 
 
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Children Must Not be a Casualty in Brexit Talks
 
 
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Children’s Rights Alliance Welcomes Government Relocation of Child Refugees
 
The Children’s Rights Alliance has welcomed this afternoon’s Cabinet decision to relocate 40 unaccompanied minors from the former unofficial Calais refugee camp in France. We commend Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs for ensuring this commitment has been passed by Cabinet today.
 
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Childcare for Homeless Children – Stopgap Towards Addressing Rights

 

The Children’s Rights Alliance has welcomed an announcement by the Minster for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone to provide free childcare for homeless children aged 0-5. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs will work closely with Focus Ireland to identify eligible families.

The Children’s Rights Alliance warmly welcomes this Bill and views it as a landmark Bill for the protection of children and young people in Ireland. As children and young people increasingly spend time online and with technology evolving quickly, this Bill closes gaps and loopholes in current legislation, which leave children exposed to abuse, in particular through grooming and solicitation for the purpose of sexual abuse. 

 
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Children’s Rights Alliance welcomes changes to the Adoption (Amendment) Bill