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Overview of children’s care services exposes discrepancies in quality and experience

oday, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) publishes an overview of its inspection and monitoring of children’s services during 2019. A total of 51 inspections were carried out. Speaking on the key findings of the report, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance, Tanya Ward said, “Children and young people are the best source …

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Children’s Rights Alliance calls for National Educational Disadvantage Plan

Speaking on the key findings in the report today, Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance said, “This research solidifies the issues and concerns our members have been raising for months. The public health crisis we are going through raises new challenges. The Government is about to launch an economic stimulus package which is very …

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New Investment: Mental Health Support for Low-Income Youth of Color

Acumen has invested in MindRight Health, a health tech company increasing access to inclusive mental health support for low-income youth of color with its text-message-based coaching service. THE CHALLENGE In the United States, low-income youth experience frightening or threatening situations—from financial hardship to physical violence—with alarming regularity, especially in communities of color. As a result, many low-income youth …

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Budget 2021 not an ambitious budget for young people but includes essential investment in Tusla and youth services

The Children’s Rights Alliance reacts to Budget 2021 announced today (13.10.20) by Minister Paschal Donohoe and Minister Michael McGrath. In a pre-Budget submission, the Children’s Rights Alliance called on Government to focus on four priority areas to ensure that the children most affected by Covid19 and vulnerable families further disadvantaged by the pandemic receive the urgent …

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Report tops the tower of evidence we now have on why urgent action is needed to address homelessness crisis

The Children’s Rights Alliance warmly welcomes the release of the first Annual Report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, Dr. Conor O Mahony. The Report highlights areas of progression when it comes to child protection in Ireland but once again, it proves to be an important indicator of the areas that require more action …

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NCRC BUILDING A MORE CLIMATE-RESILIENT FUTURE FOR THE POOR

In November, Acumen hosted TEDxAcumen in connection with TED Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The goal of TEDxAcumen was to amplify the intersection of poverty and climate change and to highlight the need for investment in adaptation and resilience–along with mitigation. The event brought together more than one …

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