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.
Time for Childline Change – Donate to ISPCC Childline on their National Collection Day!
On Friday 30th June, the ISPCC will undertake a National Collection Day, the first of its kind for the ISPCC. We are asking the public to please donate their change for Childline
CHILD CARE LAW REPORTING PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF INTERAGENCY COOPERATION
22 cases which were reported by the Child Care Law Reporting Project today highlight a number of concerning issues with regard to child protection and welfare issues before the courts in Ireland. The reporting project was established by the government in 2012 to provide independent, anonymised reporting on child-related cases before the courts.
Clear Out Your Wardrobe In Aid Of ISPCC Childline!
Help raise over €50,000 in the next 12 months
ISPCC join forces with Clothes Aid in new Irish venture with collections kicking off in Cork
Is your wardrobe in need of a good clear-out? Eager to help out a good cause? Well, the ISPCC has just the thing – clear out your old clothes and raise vital funds for the ISPCC as you do!
ISPCC Annual Report Launch Highlights Need for Government Action to Ensure Comprehensive 24-hour Social Work Services
75 per cent of calls to Childline happen out of hours, ISPCC Annual Report 2016 launch told
Report on Child Protection Processes and Procedures of An Garda Síochána Documents Critical Failures in Ireland’s Child Protection System, Requiring Immediate Action by Government – ISPCC
Report finds systemic failure in child protection system; inadequacies in Garda Pulse system; demonstrates urgent need for directly accessible 24-hour social work service.