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HSE launches new baby booklets
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HSE launches new baby booklets

The HSE has launched three new booklets and an online resource aimed at helping the parents of babies and young children. The booklets cover the first five years of a child’s life and include information on feeding, sleeping, playing and development. They also provide tips for parents on how to cope, including information on going...

Start Strong September 2015 eNewsletter
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Start Strong September 2015 eNewsletter

In this edition of the Start Strong Newsletter: Pre-Budget Submission 2016 Blog: Childcare needs long-term solutions Paid family leave Quality, affordable childcare Investing in quality Extending free pre-school Read the newsletter here

Start Strong July 2015 eNewsletter
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Start Strong July 2015 eNewsletter

Topics for discussion in the July issue of the Start Strong newsletter are: Inter-Departmental Group: the right direction – the challenge is implementation Pre-Budget Submission 2016 General Election Campaign – let’s make this an election for children! EU pressure for childcare in Ireland Consultation on new DES inspectors Professionalisation – going forwards or backwards? Parental leave...

PSI Networking Event 2015
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PSI Networking Event 2015

The Parenting Support Initiative (PSI) Networking Event took place on the 17th June 2015 bringing together the 16 core projects from around the country. The theme for this year’s event “Sharing the Learning” provided the opportunity for the projects to share their experiences on Implementation – achievements and challenges; Engaging parents; and Inter-agency collaboration.  Full presentations...

PSI ‘Once-Off Grants’ End of Year Report
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PSI ‘Once-Off Grants’ End of Year Report

When PSI was launched in 2013, it was evident from the number of applications (over 200), that there was a very wide range of organisations throughout the country supporting parents of the under 3s using different approaches.  In response KHF decided to provide an additional €100,000 to fund a Once-Off Grant Scheme as part of...

UNICEF Innocenti: Family and Parenting Support – Policy and Provision in a Global Context
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UNICEF Innocenti: Family and Parenting Support – Policy and Provision in a Global Context

This report examines and analyses policies and provision for family support and parenting support. The report is based on general literature searches and evidence gathered from 33 UNICEF national offices and detailed case studies of nine countries (Belarus, Chile, China, Croatia, England, Jamaica, the Philippines, South Africa and Sweden). Please click here to download the...

Supporting Parents: Sharing good practice, models and approaches Conference, 24 February 2015
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Supporting Parents: Sharing good practice, models and approaches Conference, 24 February 2015

This conference, organised by the Special Interest Group: Supporting parents in their parenting role, provided an opportunity for those working in or with an interest in services for parents, children and families across public and voluntary sectors to share good practice models and approaches in supporting parents throughout the island of Ireland. Further information can...

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