ISPCC Welcomes Minister for Education and Skills’ New Digital Learning Framework for Schools
The ISPCC welcomes the news of a new Digital Learning Framework for schools as it recognises the important and invaluable role technology plays in the lives of children and young people today.
ISPCC Pre-Budget Submission
The ISPCC has submitted its 2018 pre-budget submission to the government.The recommendations are based on our key policy areas and on the basis of the issues of the issues emerging for children through calls to Childline and our child and family services. These include issues in relation to child protection and welfare via changes in legislation, policy and investment in services.
ISPCC offers advice to parents with children starting secondary school.
The ISPCC has today issued some advice to parents on helping young people to deal with the transition from primary to secondary school.
The end of August brings with it the “back to school” feeling. School books are bought and children have been measured for the uniforms they have outgrown during the summer. It is an exciting time but for some it can bring new challenges, especially the thousands of children are embarking on the move to secondary school.
GPs’ Charity Ball aims to raise €100,000 for Chosen Charities
ISPCC Childline delighted to be a recipient for this year's event.
STAND UP AND… JUMP! – IN AID OF ISPCC Childline
Thomond Park will be home to a new challenge on Saturday 23rd September, with Munster fans, daredevils, thrill seekers and all those brave enough to try, invited to cast off all cares and abseil down 40 metres, from the heights of Thomond Park, in aid of ISPCC Childline.
The abseil will take place from the West Stand, from above the media box where some of the most most exciting commentary in rugby has been delivered in matches gone by, down the front of the building. Abseilers will get a fantastic panoramic view of the iconic stadium before their descent. Though abseils have been held here before they have not used this route, which is higher and commands a more impressive challenge and view.
The ISPCC Encourages Parents To Talk With Their Children About Online Safety This Summer
With children across Ireland now on their much-longed for summer holidays, the ISPCC is encouraging parents/guardians to talk with their children about online safety. School holidays afford children the time and space to partake in activities they enjoy, with fewer time-restraints or other commitments to consider. Many children use online apps and services and networks to catch-up with their family abroad, keep in touch with their friends, challenge others in gaming. Other children may have recently received their first phone or tablet and will be using the summer holidays to get to grips with all its features.
ISPCC welcomes Minister’s Response to Ground-breaking Report on Child Protection, but reiterates the urgent need for a comprehensive 24-hour social work service
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) welcomes the commitments outlined by Minister Zappone today in publishing the Implementation Plan on the Child Protection Audit conducted by Dr Geoffrey Shannon on the use by An Garda Síochána of their emergency powers where children are at risk. The ISPCC called for the implementation of a key recommendation the audit – a 24-hour social work service, directly accessible by children, families and professionals – as a priority.
ISPCC calls for targeted plan to end use of hotel and B&B accommodation following failure to meet July target
The ISPCC is calling on the Department of Housing to implement a targeted plan that phases out the use of hotels and emergency accommodation, and a plan to ban this practice in legislation, as has happened successfully in other jurisdictions.