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# children-first - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Opinion: We need to change Irish culture to lift the lid on child abuse
# Column
# Column

Opinion: We need to change Irish culture to lift the lid on child abuse

Nov 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,465 Views 31 Comments

The Scouting Ireland scandal reminds us that more than 90% of child sex abusers are known to their victims and predators are experts at blending in, writes child protection expert, Shane Dunphy.

# children-first - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Children are being put at risk because government is dragging its heels
# Opinion
# Opinion

Children are being put at risk because government is dragging its heels

Jul 7th 2015, 4:40 PM 139 Views 20 Comments

We are failing to learn lessons from the past on child protection. It is a shameful mark of disrespect to the many children who have suffered abuse and neglect in Ireland.

# children-first - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Priests should break the seal of confession when someone admits to child abuse
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Opinion: Priests should break the seal of confession when someone admits to child abuse

Apr 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 2,203 Views 164 Comments

The most sacred thing in any civilised society should be the protection of children.

# children-first - Friday 18 April, 2014

Irish Times to explain why controversial cartoon was removed from website
# Martyn Turner
# Martyn Turner

Irish Times to explain why controversial cartoon was removed from website

Apr 18th 2014, 9:53 PM 42,634 Views 207 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin had said last week that priests were “hurt” by the cartoon’s publication.

# children-first - Monday 14 April, 2014

Children First bill published, 15 years after it was first mooted
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Children First bill published, 15 years after it was first mooted

Apr 14th 2014, 1:50 PM 7,296 Views 25 Comments

Minister Frances Fitzgerald had promised in early March that the bill would be published soon.

# children-first - Saturday 19 January, 2013

In detail: the 30 Bills the Government is planning this spring
# Legislation
# Legislation

In detail: the 30 Bills the Government is planning this spring

Jan 19th 2013, 2:26 PM 8,995 Views 25 Comments

The coalition has published a list of 30 Bills it’s hoping to get published before the end of April. Here’s the lot.

# children-first - Thursday 27 December, 2012

No concerns for Samaritans confidentiality under Children First bill
# CHildren First
# CHildren First

No concerns for Samaritans confidentiality under Children First bill

Dec 27th 2012, 4:53 PM 3,465 Views 1 Comment

The organisation said that it is working with the Department of Children and relevant authorities to ensure its processes and procedures meet the proposed Children First legislation.

# children-first - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

New standards for child protection services unveiled
# Enda Kenny
# Enda Kenny

New standards for child protection services unveiled

Jul 25th 2012, 4:54 PM 3,494 Views 7 Comments

The Taoiseach said the 27 point plan sets out clearly what exactly is expected of HSE managers and social workers when working within child protection services.

# children-first - Monday 25 June, 2012

Teachers to have their say on Children First Bill
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# CHildren First

Teachers to have their say on Children First Bill

Jun 25th 2012, 7:03 PM 3,631 Views 12 Comments

They will speak to the government’s committee on health and children at its meeting tomorrow.

# children-first - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Ombudsman to discuss Children First Bill with Oireachtas Health Committee
# CHildren First
# CHildren First

Ombudsman to discuss Children First Bill with Oireachtas Health Committee

Jun 12th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,061 Views 1 Comment

Emily Logan is to give her input ahead of the drafting of the legislation.

# children-first - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Health Committee to resume hearings on Children First Bill
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Health Committee to resume hearings on Children First Bill

Jun 7th 2012, 7:15 AM 994 Views 3 Comments

Gordon Jeyes of the HSE will attend the meeting this morning.

# children-first - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Head of HSE Child and Family vents frustration at... HSE
# HSE
# HSE

Head of HSE Child and Family vents frustration at... HSE

Jul 31st 2011, 5:15 PM 2,113 Views 4 Comments

Gordon Jeyes was recorded giving a lecture at UCD in which he criticised the HSE and questioned the mandatory reporting of child abuse suspicions.

# children-first - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations
# Children
# Children

'Real progress' being made on Ryan Report recommendations

Jul 19th 2011, 6:41 PM 591 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Children has published a second progress report on the recommendations arising out of the Ryan Report.