The Children’s Rights Alliance welcomes the publication of the Government's White Paper on Ending Direct Provision and to Establish a New International Protection Support Service. It marks a watershed moment in terms of our treatment of people seeking protection in Ireland. The priority is now on implementation to ensure this is not just a change on paper but one that truly changes the lives of children and families seeking protection in our country.
The Children’s Rights Alliance has summarised the White Paper from a children and young person’s perspective. The information is taken directly from the White Paper (page numbers in brackets below) and focuses on the issues specifically related to children and young people and their families.