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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

 

 
PRESS RELEASE
 

Children’s Interests Must be at Heart of Brexit Negotiations

 
The Children’s Rights Alliance has once again warned of the risks posed to children in the wake of British Prime Minister Theresa May today triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon to remove Great Britain from the European Union.
 
 
Children’s Rights Alliance Welcomes an End to Placing Children in Adult Jails 
 
The Children’s Rights Alliance has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD that she will shortly introduce a Ministerial Order to end the detention of young offenders in adult prisons.
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
Historic Change Can Free Traveller Children from Centuries of Discrimination
 
The Children’s Rights Alliance warmly welcomes the news that An Taoiseach will announce the official recognition of Traveller ethnicity. 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

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.