ISPCC highlight the urgent need for a national strategy on children's cyber safety
The ISPCC has reiterated its call for the development of a National Strategy on Children’s Cyber Safety to ensure that children are better protected online.
The ISPCC welcomes the increased investment in Tusla in Budget 2018 which will enhance the protection and welfare of children across Ireland
The ISPCC welcomes the provision of an additional €40 million allocated to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, as part of Budget 2018.
ISPCC urges Government to ensure that the 24-hour support of children is prioritised in new term As the Dáil returns today
As the Dáil returns today, the ISPCC is urging the government to progress child protection and welfare issues that need urgent attention.
These include the establishment of a comprehensive, directly accessible 24 hour social work service, adequate resources to support the full implementation of the Children First Act, the development of a National Cyber Safety strategy for children.
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.