ISPCC advises that standing up to bullying is everyone’s business
The ISPCC is highlighting the issue of bullying as thousands of children and young people across the country return to school and is advising that standing up to bullying is everyone’s business.
Domestic Violence Bill 2015
Investing in Childhood
ISPCC Childline Pre-2016 Budget Submission
ISPCC Childline warns of child protection risk caused by homelessness
Commenting on recent official figures showing a marked increase in child homelessness, the ISPCC Childline has warned that homeless children and their families who are placed in emergency accommodation could be at risk.
As budget decisions loom, we must act now to protect children
On July 15th 2015 TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency, published a National review of cases awaiting Allocation. While the ISPCC very much welcome such a thorough review, the findings are a stark reminder that Ireland has a long way to go to ensure that our child protection and welfare systems are fit for purpose.
ISPCC Welcomes Adoption Information and Tracing Bill
The ISPCC warmly welcomes the publication of the General Scheme and Heads of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill earlier this week.
CEO Grainia Long “It is essential that all children are given the opportunity to know their identity and that there are no unreasonable barriers to accessing information about their history. For too long, people seeking information about their past have been presented with legal obstacles, and this bill will go a long way to ensuring that blocks are removed. The ISPCC believes that the legsislation strikes an appropriate balance between the right to access information and the right to privacy”.
The bill sets out the best interests of the child as the guiding principal and the ISPCC will be examining this legislation in more detail in the coming weeks to consider areas which could be enhanced.
ISPCC Urges Reform of Children First Bill
The ISPCC comments come as the Children First Bill is debated in the Seanad for the first time on Tuesday the 21st July. The legislation was first introduced in 2014, and concluded its second stage in the Dail last Wednesday 15th July.
New Growing Up In Ireland study released
The study was carried out by the ESRI into child wellbeing and school experiences among 9- to 13-year-olds.