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Publications 2006

Terms of reference for the OMC Children and Young People's Forum (CYPF)Microsoft Word  document

Terms of reference for the OMC Children and Young People's Forum (CYPF) December 2006

Published on 31 December 2006

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First Progress Report of the Expert Group on Children
Detention SchoolsMicrosoft Word  document

First Progress Report of the Expert Group on Children
Detention Schools

Published on 13 December 2006

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National Guidelines for ChildmindersAdobe PDF format document

These guidelines are intended to provide guidance for good practice to assist
childminders. The report includes the nationally agreed Guidelines for good Childminding Practice; detailed information on Statutory Notification to the Health Service
Executive (HSE) and Voluntary Notification; services provided to Childminders by the City/County Childcare Committees, the Childminder Advisory Officers and Childminding Ireland; and contact details of relevant organisations including addresses and telephone numbers.

Published on 07 December 2006

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How We See ItAdobe PDF format document

A Report on children and young people's views on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Ireland

Published on 01 December 2006

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Understanding Youth Homelessness in Dublin City: Key Findings from the First Phase of a Longitudinal Cohort StudyAdobe PDF format document

This research examined the process of youth homelessness in order to enhance current understanding of trajectories into, through and out of homelessness. It provides a perspective on youth homelessness based on the accounts and experiences of young people, who are either temporarily or chronically without permanent shelter. The study identifies structural and psychological barriers to service access and utilization among homeless youth and makes policy recommendations related to service provision, early intervention and the prevention of negative health outcomes.

Published on 02 November 2006

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The Child's Right to be Heard in the Healthcare Setting: Perspectives of Children, Parents and Health ProfessionalsAdobe PDF format document

The principal objective of this research was to determine the extent to which the voice of the child is heard within the health care setting. The research had three core elements: a literature review on the application of the child's right to be heard in the health care setting; consultation with children and young people (aged between 5 and 11) parents and family members, health care professionals and voluntary groups active in the area and an analysis of the educational and training syllabi of the medical professionals who work with children.

Published on 02 October 2006

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Giving Children a Voice: Investigation of children's experiences of participation in consultation and decision making in Irish HospitalsAdobe PDF format document

The aim of this research was to examine children's experiences of involvement and consultation in their health care within the hospital setting. The research described children's experiences of consultation in the healthcare setting; identified the factors that enhance children's involvement in care and the decision-making process; identified the factors that hinder children from involvement in care and the decision-making process; and explored strategies that empower children to participate in their own health care decisions.

Published on 02 September 2006

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Child Care (Pre-School Services) Regulations, 2006 (Irish)Adobe PDF format document

Irish Version of Childcare (Pre-School Services) Regulations 2006

Published on 20 July 2006

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Unequal at Birth - Inequalities in the Occurrence of Low Birth Weight Babies in IrelandAdobe PDF format document

The principal objective of this research is to:
1. assess the effect of socio-economic status on low birth weight using data from the National Perinatal Reporting System;
2. consider these findings in the light of the NAPS target;
3. explore the relationship between socio-economic status and low birth weight; and 4. review the evidence for what works in reducing inequalities in birth weight.
This report found that babies born to parents who are unemployed were at over twice the risk of being low birth weight in 1999, when compared to those born to parents recorded as higher professionals. Teenage and unmarried mothers also had a significantly increased risk of having a low birth weight baby in that year.

Published on 25 June 2006

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Dáil na nÓg 2006 Delegates Report.Adobe PDF format document

This report to delegates of Dáil na nÓg 2006 provides details of discussions that took place at this 5th session of the National Youth Parliament of Ireland. Themes discussed this year included 'Migration and interculturalism' and 'Facilities for young people' (the latter for the second year running). Dáil na nÓg gives young people the opportunity to represent, at national level, the views of those under the voting age of 18 and is one of the ways of achieving Goal 1 of the National Children's Strategy (2000), which states that 'children will have a voice in matters which affect them and their views will be given due weight in accordance with their age and maturity'.

Published on 10 June 2006

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National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Care and Education

Síolta - The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Care and Education published by the The Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education (CECDE) was launched in May 2006. The principles underlying Síolta can be applied across the spectrum of early childhood care and education provision.

Published on 01 May 2006

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The Development and Implementation of Child Impact Statements in IrelandAdobe PDF format document

This research is located within the broader context of policy monitoring and evaluation and recognition of the unique position of children. It examines issues of definition, rationale, composition and methodology relating to child impact statements. The project is based on a national and international literature review and interviews with key actors.

Published on 25 March 2006

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National Childcare Strategy 2006 - 2010 A Guide for ParentsAdobe PDF format document

The National Childcare Strategy aims to improve the availability and quality of childcare in order to meet the needs of children and their parents.

Published on 20 March 2006

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Straitéis Náisiúnta Um Chúram Leanaí 2006-2010Adobe PDF format document

Is é an príomh chuspóir den Straitéis Náisiúnta um Chúram Leanaí chun tuilleadh forbartha a dhéanamh ar bhonneagar cúraim leanaí d'fhonn freastal ar riachtanais na leanaí agus a dtuismitheoirí ó thaobh ardchaighdeán de chúram don luath-óige.

Published on 20 March 2006

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Student Council Resource Pack and Diary Print Friendly VersionAdobe PDF format document

This Resource Pack and Diary are an invaluable resource to students, teachers and school management in establishing and running student councils in second-level schools. They were developed with young people based on the recommendations of Second-level Student Councils in Ireland: A Study of Enablers, Barriers and Supports (2005) and include information, activities and templates to assist schools in establishing and improving student councils. The Resource Pack and Diary were distributed to all post-primary schools in March 2006 and have been re-printed every year, due to continued demand.

Published on 06 March 2006

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Student Council Resource Pack and DiaryAdobe PDF format document

This Resource Pack and Diary are an invaluable resource to students, teachers and school management in establishing and running student councils in second-level schools. They were developed with young people based on the recommendations of Second-level Student Councils in Ireland: A Study of Enablers, Barriers and Supports (2005) and include information, activities and templates to assist schools in establishing and improving student councils. The Resource Pack and Diary were distributed to all post-primary schools in March 2006 and have been re-printed every year, due to continued demand.

Published on 06 March 2006

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National Childcare Strategy 2006 - 2010 A Guide for ProvidersAdobe PDF format document

National Childcare Investment Programme (2006 – 2010). The Government's National Childcare Investment Programme is a major programme of investment in childcare infrastructure. €575 million has been allocated to the five-year Programme, including €358 million for capital investment. It is anticipated that the Programme

Published on 05 January 2006

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Student Council Diary Print Friendly VersionAdobe PDF format document

The Student Council Diary is a more concise, user-friendly version of the resource pack for use by student members of student councils. These resources were disseminated to all post-primary schools in March 2006.

Published in 2006

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Student Council DiaryAdobe PDF format document

This Resource Pack and Diary are an invaluable resource to students, teachers and school management in establishing and running student councils in second-level schools. They were developed with young people based on the recommendations of Second-level Student Councils in Ireland: A Study of Enablers, Barriers and Supports (2005) and include information, activities and templates to assist schools in establishing and improving student councils. The Resource Pack and Diary were distributed to all post-primary schools in March 2006 and have been re-printed every year, due to continued demand.

Published in 2006

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