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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...

CRA Report Card 2022
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CRA Report Card 2022

Children’s Rights Alliance launched the 2022 Report Card on 21 February. ‘As with last year’s report, the backdrop for this year’s publication is Covid-19. The pandemic changed so much for children and young people again in 2021 – school closures, reduced availability of services and stoppages of those activities that make life normal like playdates,...

KHF Welcomes New CEO, Dr. Cliona Hannon
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KHF Welcomes New CEO, Dr. Cliona Hannon

Dr. Cliona Hannon is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Katharine Howard Foundation and a Chen Yidan Visiting Global Fellow in Harvard University 2021-2022. Cliona was formerly Director of the Trinity Access Programmes (1999-2021), Trinity College Dublin and a Visiting Fellow and Course Director in Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University (2016-21). She has developed...

Dr.Noelle Spring Retires as KHF Director
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Dr.Noelle Spring Retires as KHF Director

Happy New Year to all and I hope this finds you well and surviving okay during the continuation of these strange times. I have now retired from the Foundation at the end of 2021. Having worked in this role for the past 23 years, I am ready to hand over the baton and have been...

PEIN’s new podcast series
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PEIN’s new podcast series

Perspectives on Prevention, is a new podcast series, delivered by PEIN. The series is hosted by one of PEIN’s founding members, Marian Quinn, who chats to people who have experiences to share, insights to explore and expertise to draw on from the field of child and family services. Episode 1 features Vivian Geiran, the former...

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