Children's Issues in the news
Report says early intervention makes economic and moral sense
Greater use of approaches which prevent or tackle social problems early will save money and result in better outcomes for more young people and families, a network of 24 organisations has stated.
Saving Childhood Group welcomes the publication of the Children First Bill 2014 and highlights areas of concern
Today the Saving Childhood group has welcomed the newly published Children First Bill 2014 by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, TD.
RTE’s Fair City teen star Niamh Quirke is supporting Childline’s campaign ‘Stay Silent So Children Can Be Heard’.
The campaign is a bid to encourage the nation to hold a Sponsored Silence on Friday, May 2, to help Childline make the leap from a traditional phone listening service into the online world.
Report urges national framework for childrens' services
A new report is calling for a national framework for decisions about services for children, families and communities, especially in disadvantaged areas.
Anti-bullying training for parents made available
Parents around the country will be able to avail of new anti-bullying training by the National Parents Council.
Every school in Ireland must adopt an anti-bullying policy within the next two weeks
All 4,000 primary and post-primary schools in Ireland must have formally adopted an anti-bullying campaign by 11 April, as part of the government’s ‘Action Plan on Bullying’.
The Samaritans is changing its phone number to a free one
The Samaritans is bringing in a new free phone number to replace its existing low-call number as part of a change being implemented across Europe.
ISPCC’s Shield Anti-Bullying Campaign continues throughout March and welcomes a new Celebrity Supporter
The latest well known personality to show support for the ISPCC Shield campaign is the award winning performer Ellie Goulding.
Week 2 of Anti-Bullying Awareness Month
This week we are gocusing on cyber bullying as part of our ISPCC Shield Campaign.
ISPCC Anti-Bullying National Day of Action
Today, Friday March 7th, sees a network of volunteers taking to the streets nationwide as part of the ISPCC Shield Campaign to sell blue Shield Pins for just €2 and get as many people as we can to join us in standing up against bullying.