Articles posted in 'Child welfare'

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2 Debates: Bringing it all back home programme

Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) appealed for funding to continue the community-based programme Bringing it all back home (Dail Eireann, Debates, 15th April 2014, 79-81).  Launched 2011, it was an inter-agency programme to assist highly disadvantaged children and families…

Budget for Child & Family Agency

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, gave details of the budget of the new Child & Family Support Agencies established earlier in the year (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th February 2014, 602-3), as follows:   Staff €235m Foster…

Child & Family Agency and Family Resource Centres

The Bill establishing the Child and Family Agency was approved on fourth and fifth stage (Dail Eireann, Debates, 21st November 2013, 23-37; 56-87).  Caomhghin O Caolain  (SF, Cavan Monaghan) presented a fourth stage amendment for the board to include people…

NGOs and child and family Bill

Jillian van Turnout (ind, Taoiseach nominee) protested at the exclusion of voluntary organizations from briefings on legislation in Leinster House (Seanad Eireann, 2nd October 2013, 390).  She had organized a meeting on the Child & Family Agency Bill, 2013, to…

Child and Family Agency

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, announced to the Dail the appointment of Norah Gibbons as chairperson of the new Child and Family Agency (Dail Eireann, Debates, 16th April 2013, 4).  She would take over the existing…

Children in direct provision

Jillian van Turnhout (ind, Taoiseach nominee) again raised the issue of the situation of children of asylum seekers in direct provision following the report State-sanctioned child poverty and exclusion (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th December 2012, 349 – 351).  It was…

Family Resource Centres in the new Child Family Support Agency, aftercare service

Several deputies raised the future of the Family Resource Centres (FRCs) in the new Child and Family Support Agency (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th December 2012, 138-140; 142-4; 270-1).  The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Seamus Healy…

Youth justice strategy, youth homeless review

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan-Monaghan) that the new national youth justice strategy plan would be published in early 2013 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th December 2012, 177).  It would be part of…

Expert advisory group on early years strategy

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, announced that she had appointed Dr Eilis Hennessy of UCD to head an expert advisory group to develop the new early years strategy, which will cover such issues as health, family…

Poverty, abuse and accommodation for asylum seekers

The Seanad discussed, on an adjournment motion from Jillian van Turnhout (ind, Taoiseach nominee), the accommodation situation of asylum seekers  (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 2nd October 2012, 74-7).  The report State-sanctioned child poverty and exclusion – the case of children in…

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