On Saturday 10 November, the People of Ireland voted in the Children's Referendum, to better protect, respect and listen to children. The Irish State now has a legal foundation to provide better supports for vulnerable children and their families. This has been a long-standing goal and key policy priority for the Alliance, since its establishment in 1995.
Stop Child Trafficking
Since 2009, the Alliance has worked as the Irish partner for The Body Shop’s successful global campaign: 'Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People'. The Alliance recently published a report by University College Cork in September. We continue to call on Government to ratify the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.
Smart Budgeting for Children’s Futures
What is Smart Budgeting? The Alliance is lobbying Government to invest in children through ‘smart’ policies and budgets that will have a positive impact across the life cycle. Ensuring children’s safety, health and education now, will equip them later to lead fulfilled lives as citizens, parents and workers.
Report Card Series
The Alliance annual Report Card series examines whether the Government has honoured the promises it has made to children living in Ireland. Report Card 2013 was published on 18 February 2013. This year, the Alliance gave the Government an overall ‘C’ grade for its progress to date on its key promises to children.