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.
ISPCC Calls for Direct Provision Changes To Be Implemented Urgently
The ISPCC today welcomes the publication of the report from the working group on Ireland’s asylum and protection process.
ISPCC Calls For Inclusion Of Children In The Gender Recognition Bill
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the national child protection and welfare charity which runs Childline, has voiced its serious concerns at the lack of inclusion of children in the Gender Recognition Bill, currently before the Oireachtas.
CEO Blog: Ireland has newly found fame as a country with a progressive agenda- can we live up to the hype?
While the scale of the turnout in the Marriage Equality referendum and the nature of the result has surprised many, I have been equally astounded at the international attention it has afforded Ireland.
ISPCC Welcomes the Council of Europe Ruling on the Physical Punishment of Children and Calls for an Immediate Ban
The European Committee of Social Rights has today ruled that Ireland and Slovenia are in violation of Article 17 of the European Social Charter because all corporal punishment of children is not prohibited.
The ISPCC calls on Government to outlaw the Physical Punishment of Children, at their AGM 2015
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC), the national child protection charity which runs the Childline service, today called on the Government to put in place a comprehensive ban on corporal punishment.
ISPCC Welcomes Referendum Result
The ISPCC warmly welcomes the Marriage Equality Referendum result.