UN Report is a stark reminder to all election candidates that children must be at the centre
Today the ISPCC, Ireland’s child protection charity has welcomed the publication of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations Report and has called on election candidates to make children’s issues central to the election debate. As an initial response to the report, the ISPCC is pleased that the committee’s recommendations reflect many of the priorities highlighted by the charity.
ISPCC Childline and Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announce Major New Partnership
Working to keep children safe by keeping them connected.
ISPCC CEO's comments at the Launch of Equate #schoolgates campaign
ISPCC CEO speaking this morning at the launch of Equate Ireland Open The School Gates campaign to make equality in education a #GE16 issue www.equateireland.ie
Child Direct Provision Payment Increase will have Limited Impact
While the Government’s announcement to increase the Direct Provision Allowance (DPA) for children by an additional €6 – the first increase in almost 16 years – is welcome, it will have minimal impact on families; said three leading children’s organisations, the Children’s Rights Alliance, Barnardos and the ISPCC.
1176 Contacts to Childline on Christmas Day
Christmas Day saw volunteers listening to and responding to 1176 calls, texts and messages through Childline’s phone, text and online services. This level of contact demonstrates the vital importance of Childline in the lives of Ireland’s children.
Report on Child Protection A Timely Reminder to Government on Child Protection
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) has welcomed the publication in the Oireachtas of the Eight Report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection. It described it as a timely reminder that passing laws is not enough to ensure the protection of children. If we are to keep our promises to children, and truly protect them, laws must be commenced, resourced and enforced.
ISPCC welcomes move to make children equal before the law
Today the ISPCC has welcomed the signing of the commencement order by Dr James Reilly Minister for Children and Youth Affairs for the removal of the reasonable chastisement defence from common law which effectively means that parents may be charged with assault for slapping children.
Homeless Children Are Worried Santa Won't Find Them
As the ISPCC launches a new Childline service, dedicated to providing emotional support to homeless children, it has highlighted the type of worries for children who find themselves in temporary accommodation.