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CRA publish the Child Poverty Monitor
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CRA publish the Child Poverty Monitor

Children’s Rights Alliance launched the first Child Poverty Monitor on 13 July, the first in a series of reports that will analyse the complexity of child poverty across the country. The Monitor explores the root causes and showcase solutions to addressing issues including educational disadvantage, social exclusion, accessing healthcare, homelessness, food poverty and income inadequacy....

CEO speaks at Ireland Funds conference
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CEO speaks at Ireland Funds conference

Dr. Cliona Hannon, CEO, joined the panel at The Ireland Funds global conference on 16 June in Killarney. The conference brings together friends and supporters of social, educational and cultural projects in Ireland to learn about the impact of their support. The Education Panel reflected on the unique pathways for children and young adults in...

MU research recommends ‘family’ approach within mental health services
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MU research recommends ‘family’ approach within mental health services

On 17 May, Maynooth University launched the findings of the five-year PRIMERA research programme on mental health within families, a comprehensive HSE-funded programme, illustrating barriers that need to be addressed within mental health services. The HSE provided funding from 2017-2022 for the PRIMERA research programme (Promoting Research and Innovation in Mental hEalth seRvices for fAmilies and children) to...

Ombudsman for Children Annual Report 2021: Resilience Tested
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Ombudsman for Children Annual Report 2021: Resilience Tested

The Ombudsman for Children’s office launched their Annual Report 2021 on 17 May 2022. The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) is a human rights institution that promotes the rights and welfare of children and young people under 18 years of age living in Ireland. The OCO investigates complaints about services provided to children by public...

Launch of National Model of Parenting Support Services
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Launch of National Model of Parenting Support Services

On 27 April Minister O’Gorman launched a National Model of Parenting Support Services, which aims to ensure greater access and awareness of parenting support services, while also helping us to meet the needs of everyone who plays a parenting role in our society. The Model will improve and guide the development of parenting support services,...

Minister Donnelly visit CMP service in Docklands
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Minister Donnelly visit CMP service in Docklands

On 12 April 2022, the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly T.D. paid a visit to one of the Community Mothers Programme sites at the Early Learning Initiative in the National College of Ireland in the Dublin Docklands. During the visit, the Minister had an opportunity to talk with parents attending the programme and their Home...

Eurochild Child Guarantee – Taskforce Country Reports
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Eurochild Child Guarantee – Taskforce Country Reports

The European Child Guarantee is an initiative that guarantees children in need access to key services to prevent and combat poverty and social exclusion. EU Member States are expected to submit their National Action Plans in mid-March 2022 outlining how they will implement it up to 2030. 6 country reports include recommendations for the design...