July 2014 | Children's Rights Now! eBulletin

<table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:650px;" width="650"><tbody><tr><td><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:650px;" width="650"><tbody><tr><td colspan="4" style="width:650px;height:52px;"><p>&nbsp;</p><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" height="24" style="width:643px;" width="643"><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>July 2014 | Children&#39;s Rights Now!</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></td><td><p align="right"><a href="http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/854605/e5fd6f528e/1478644195/a9197ad5... to view this email in a browser</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3" style="width:25px;"><p><img alt="spacer.gif" border="0" height="1" id="_x0000_i1025" src="https://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/email_layout/3407/spacer.gif" style="height:1px;width:25px;" width="25" /></p></td><td style="width:300px;"><p><img align="none" alt="CRALogo" id="_x0000_i1026" src="https://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/media/8/f/a/8faa3ad2d5/e5fd6f528e/d3... style="height: 97px; width: 150px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;" title="CRALogo" /></p></td><td style="width:300px;"><p align="right"><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p></td><td rowspan="3" style="width:25px;"><p>&nbsp;</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="width:600px;"><p align="center"><img align="none" alt="Header 2" id="_x0000_i1027" src="https://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/media/8/f/a/8faa3ad2d5/e5fd6f528e/d3... 2.jpg" style="height: 50px; width: 600px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;" title="Header 2" /></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="width:600px;"><p align="center"><img alt="divider.gif" border="0" height="15" id="_x0000_i1028" src="https://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/email_layout/3407/divider.gif" style="height:15px;width:600px;" width="600" /></p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><td><p align="center">&nbsp;</p></td></tr><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:600px;" width="600"><tbody><tr><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td><p>Children&rsquo;s Rights Now!&nbsp; is a new bi-monthly bulletin issued by the Children&rsquo;s Rights Alliance exclusively for members. We would love to get your feedback on the Bulletin. If you have an issue, training course or employment opportunity that you would like to see in the bulletin please email <a href="mailto:members@childrensrights.ie">members@childrensrights.ie</a>&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width:470px;"><h1><strong>Oireachtas Developments </strong></h1><p><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/363c9... Fitzgerald publishes Report on removal of two Roma children</a></p><p>The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, &nbsp;published a Special Inquiry by Emily Logan into the removal of two Roma children from their families in October 2013.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/fa19e... Catherine <span data-scayt_word="McGuinness" data-scaytid="2">McGuinness</span> addresses the <span data-scayt_word="Seanad" data-scaytid="4">Seanad</span> on children&#39;s rights</a><br /> Judge Catherine <span data-scayt_word="McGuinness" data-scaytid="3">McGuinness</span> addressed <span data-scayt_word="Seanad" data-scaytid="5">Seanad</span> <span data-scayt_word="Eireann" data-scaytid="6">Eireann</span> on children&#39;s rights and the Children&#39;s Rights Alliance <em>Report Card 2014</em>.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/87e76... of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes Update</a><br /> The Government has agreed to establish a Commission of Investigation.&nbsp; The establishment of the Commission is being led by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Charlie Flanagan TD.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><h1><strong>Legislative Developments</strong></h1><p><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/70a3c... (General <span data-scayt_word="Pracitioner" data-scaytid="8">Pracitioner</span> Service) Bill 2014: <span data-scayt_word="Seanad" data-scaytid="7">Seanad</span> Second Stage</a><br /> This Bill aims to provide for a General Practitioner (GP) service to be made available without fees to children aged five and under.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/4bf42... Health (Standard Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2014; <span data-scayt_word="Seanad" data-scaytid="10">Seanad</span> Second Stage (Resumed)</a><br /> This Bill proposes to introduce <span data-scayt_word="standardised" data-scaytid="12">standardised</span> plain packaging of tobacco products.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/93899... Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2014: Committee Stage</a><br /> This Bill merges the Irish Human Rights Commission and the Equality Authority to create the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h1><strong>National Policy Developments </strong></h1><p><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/3f127... on Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector</a><br /> The Department of Education and Skills published a progress paper on the Forum on patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector: Progress to Date and Future Directions.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/3a700... Flanagan Releases Performance Framework for the Child and Family Agency</a><br /> The minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Charlie Flanagan TD, issues the first Performance Framework for the consideration of the Child and Family Agency, <span data-scayt_word="Tusla" data-scaytid="13">Tusla</span>.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/9a2e8... passport to be introduced from next <span data-scayt_word="Spetember" data-scaytid="15">Spetember</span></a><br /> Children moving from primary to post primary will be bringing with them their personal Education passport starting this September.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/1f7bc... meeting of Healthy Ireland Council</a><br /> An inaugural meeting took place of the 36 member Council for <span data-scayt_word="Healty" data-scaytid="14">Healty</span> Ireland - A framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2015. Keith Wood has been appointed as the Council&#39;s Chairperson.</p><h1><strong>Recent Case Law</strong></h1><p><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/6c94b... Jordan v Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (High Court)</a><br /> The High Court dismissed the plaintiff&#39;s claim that the civil standard of proof is too onerous and renders it impossible for any petitioner to <span data-scayt_word="challange" data-scaytid="16">challange</span> a Referendum result.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/45580...{&quot;itemid&quot;:[&quot;001-142406&quot;]}"><span data-scayt_word="Krasicki" data-scaytid="17">Krasicki</span> v Poland (European Court of Human Rights)</a><br /> The European Court of Human Rights concluded there was no violation of the application rights under Article 8 of the Convention and the Polish authorities had taken effective steps to ensure his right of contact with his sons.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/a71db... v France (European Court of Human Rights)</a><br /> The European Court of Human Rights upheld the French ban on the wearing of the full face veil in public places.</p><h1><strong>International Developments</strong></h1><p><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/a5cf5... to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child</a><br /> The 2014 elections to the UN committee on the Rights of the Child were held during the <span data-scayt_word="15th" data-scaytid="18">15th</span> Meeting of States Parties to the <span data-scayt_word="CRC" data-scaytid="19">CRC</span> in New York.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/0f3fb... Special <span data-scayt_word="Rapporteur" data-scaytid="20">Rapporteur</span> on Right to Health</a><br /> The Human Rights Council&nbsp;appointed&nbsp;Mr <span data-scayt_word="Dainius" data-scaytid="22">Dainius</span> <span data-scayt_word="Puras" data-scaytid="23">Puras</span> from Lithuania as the third Special <span data-scayt_word="Rapporteur" data-scaytid="21">Rapporteur</span> on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Mr <span data-scayt_word="Puras" data-scaytid="24">Puras</span> is a former member of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><h1><strong>Training Opportunities</strong></h1><p><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/f2e81... <span data-scayt_word="Eisteacht" data-scaytid="25">Eisteacht</span> : Brief Encounters Training</a></p><p>Brief Encounters is delivered as a 3 Day Course. The focus is on early intervention and opportunities to enhance family wellbeing and thus improve outcomes for children.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/cf2e3... Society of Ireland: Diploma in Family Law</a><br /> The Diploma provides a comprehensive understanding of family law in this <span data-scayt_word="jurisdication" data-scaytid="26">jurisdication</span> and will examine recent cutting edge developments in core areas of family law and practice.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/ab498... College Cork: <span data-scayt_word="LLM" data-scaytid="27">LLM</span> Child and Family Law</a><br /> The Masters <span data-scayt_word="programme" data-scaytid="28">programme</span> combines an important theoretical basis in child law with exposure to the <span data-scayt_word="challanges" data-scaytid="29">challanges</span> of legal practice through its <span data-scayt_word="committment" data-scaytid="30">committment</span> to clinical legal education.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/b62a1... College Cork: Postgraduate Certificate in Child Law</a><br /> The Certificate is a one year <span data-scayt_word="programme" data-scaytid="31">programme</span> focusing on legal issues relating to children and the family, including <span data-scayt_word="chidren's" data-scaytid="33">chidren&#39;s</span> rights and juvenile justice.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/487cb... College Dublin: <span data-scayt_word="MSc" data-scaytid="36">MSc</span> Children and Youth Studies</a><br /> This Masters <span data-scayt_word="programme" data-scaytid="34">programme</span> is an inter-disciplinary <span data-scayt_word="programme" data-scaytid="35">programme</span> <span data-scayt_word="specialising" data-scaytid="39">specialising</span> in research, policy and practice in relation to children and young <span data-scayt_word="poeple" data-scaytid="40">poeple</span>.&nbsp;</p><h1><strong>Funding Opportunities</strong></h1><p><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/22087... data-scayt_word="Iarnród" data-scaytid="41">Iarnród</span> <span data-scayt_word="Éireann" data-scaytid="42">Éireann</span>- The Journey&rsquo;s on Us</a> - Closing date 14 July 2014<br /> Free rail travel on an agreed return journey for up to 100 groups of up to 50 people at a time. Groups such as local community groups, sports clubs, voluntary bodies and charities can apply.<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/efde8... Carnegie Trust UK - The Carnegie Challenge 2014</a> - Closing Date 14 July 2014<br /> The Carnegie Challenge is a fund to enable partners to put on a high <span data-scayt_word="calibre" data-scaytid="43">calibre</span> debate. These debates should attract leading public policy thinkers and commentators to discuss wellbeing.<br />&nbsp;</p><h1><strong>Employment Opportunities</strong></h1><p><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/9c920... Vincent DePaul - Social Policy Development Officer</a> -Closing date 18 July 2014<br /><br /> <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/b4831... Galway - Relief Care Worker</a> -Closing Date 15 July 2014<br />&nbsp;</p><h1>Recent Publications</h1><p><em>Children&#39;s Rights Alliance</em><br /><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/62577... Review 2013</a><br /><br /> <em>Non-governmental</em><br /> <span data-scayt_word="Barnardos" data-scaytid="44">Barnardos</span>, <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/82066... Housing Crisis</em></a><br /> Economic and Social Research Institute (<span data-scayt_word="ESRI" data-scaytid="45">ESRI</span>), <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/ee817... we Measure who loses Most from Public Service Spending Cuts?</em></a><br /> Integration Centre, <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/f39c2... Monitoring Report on Integration 2013</em></a><br /> K. <span data-scayt_word="McKeown" data-scaytid="46">McKeown</span> et al., <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/239c6... of National Early Years Access Initiative &amp; <span data-scayt_word="Siolta" data-scaytid="47">Siolta</span> Quality Assurance <span data-scayt_word="Programme" data-scaytid="48">Programme</span>: A Study of Child Outcomes in Pre-School</em></a><br /> <span data-scayt_word="NASC" data-scaytid="49">NASC</span>, The Irish Immigrant Support Centre, <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/2a468... Food Got to Do With It? Food Experiences of Asylum Seekers in Direct Provision</em></a><br /> Research Work Group,<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/d1ebc... Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth</em></a><br /> Social Justice Ireland, <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/e9497... and Income Distribution Policy Briefing</em></a><br /> <span data-scayt_word="Vincentian" data-scaytid="50">Vincentian</span> Partnership, <em><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/fb670... living Wage in Ireland 2014</a></em><br /><br /><em><em>Statutory&nbsp;</em></em><br /> Central Statistics Office (<span data-scayt_word="CSO" data-scaytid="51">CSO</span>), <em><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/d4d2f... Statistics Fourth Quarter and Yearly Summary 2013</a></em><br /> Department of Education and Skills, <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/00ad9... Statistics 2013/2014</em></a><br /> European Commission,<em><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/3192c... of the 2014 National Reform <span data-scayt_word="programme" data-scaytid="52">programme</span> and stability <span data-scayt_word="programme" data-scaytid="53">programme</span> for Ireland</a></em><br /> National Council for Special Education(<span data-scayt_word="NCSE" data-scaytid="56">NCSE</span>),<em><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?ChildrensRightsAllia/e5fd6f528e/a9197ad57e/a9882... for Students with Special Educational Needs</a></em><br />&nbsp;</p></td></tr><tr><td style="height:15px;"><p><img alt="divider.gif" border="0" height="15" id="_x0000_i1029" src="https://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/email_layout/3407/divider.gif" style="height:15px;width:600px;" width="600" /></p></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="clear:both;">&nbsp;</div></td></tr></tbody></table>

Published date: 
Friday, July 11, 2014
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Children's Rights Alliance