Setting the Age of Digital Consent at 13 is Appropriate
The ISPCC recommended to the Department of Justice and Equality in its consultation process on the age of digital consent in 2016 that Ireland set the age of digital consent at 13 years. This remains the position of the ISPCC, for the reasons outlined below.
ISPCC warmly welcomes the announcement that a Digital Safety Commissioner will be appointed this year.
The ISPCC is delighted to welcome the announcement that Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten will be appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner this year.
ISPCC welcomes publication of Roma National Needs Assessment
The national child protection charity has welcomed the publication of ‘Roma in Ireland: A National Needs Assessment’ and urged the Government to implement its recommendations without delay.
ISPCC urges immediate action following Ombudsman for Children Report on State Failures to Support Children with Disabilities in Foster Care
The national child protection charity has welcomed the acceptance by the Child and Family Agency Tusla of the findings of the Ombudsman For Children’s (OCO) report into the failings of the State to provide adequate interventions and supports to the foster carer of Molly*, a child with disabilities in the care of the State.
Childine volunteers answered 1,020 contacts from children and young people on Christmas Day
Volunteers with Childline, Ireland’s 24-hour listening service for children and young people, answered 1,020 contacts from children and young people across the country on Christmas Day.
Ryanair Donates €100,000 To ISPCC Childline
Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, today (18 Dec) made a €100,000 donation to ISPCC Childline, its 2017 chosen charity partner, as it concluded the second year of its fundraising partnership, handing over the cheque just in time for Christmas.
ISPCC notice regarding reports of door-to-door collections in north County Dublin and County Meath
The ISPCC has had reports of people going door to door collecting money in the Rush / Lusk, Portmarnock and Laytown areas, allegedly on behalf of the ISPCC.
ISPCC welcomes publication of final Task Force Report on Youth Mental Health
The ISPCC has today welcomed the publication of the final Task Force Report on Youth Mental Health and called for continued partnering between government, the NGO sector and industry in delivering the recommendations.
The ISPCC welcomes the introduction of mandatory reporting of child protection concerns
THE ISPCC has welcomed the introduction of mandatory reporting of child protection concerns by professionals, following 25 years of advocacy for the change.
2fm Christmas Appeal in aid of the ISPCC
The #2fmGoldenTicket includes 2 tickets to every show in the 3Arena and 2 tickets to every MCD open-air festival and concert for 2018.