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Department of Children and Youth Affairs Strategy

·    Mission Statement of Department of Children and Youth Affairs
·    Vision of Department of Children and Youth Affairs
·    Strategic Objectives of Department of Children and Youth Affairs
·    Values of Department of Children and Youth Affairs
·    Public Sector Duty
·    Important Organisational Documents 

 

Mission Statement of Department of Children and Youth Affairs


To lead the effort to improve the outcomes for children and young people in Ireland.

Vision of Department of Children and Youth Affairs


Our Vision is for Ireland to be one of the best small countries in the world in which
to grow up and raise a family

•    where the rights of all children and young people are respected, protected and fulfilled;
•    where their voices are heard ; and
•    where they are supported to realise their maximum potential now and in the future.

 

Strategic Objectives of Department of Children and Youth Affairs

•   Better Outcomes Brighter Futures is implemented;
•   High quality early years care and education is accessible and affordable;
•   Child welfare and protection systems are effective and responsive;
•   Evidence-based policy is promoted and supported, and children and young people participate in decisions that affect their lives;
•   High standards of compliance on governance and accountability are supported and enforced;and
•   Performance is improved through the effective alignment of resources.

 

Values, Behaviours and Culture of Department of Children and Youth Affairs


We  place  children,  young people  and  families  at  the  heart  of  our  work,  aiming  for  better outcomes as the centre of policy development and service delivery.

In doing this we:

 

Public Sector Duty

The Department acknowledges the positive duty imposed on it by section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 to have regard to human rights and equality in the performance of its functions.

Our work embodies proactive consideration of the rights of children and young people in the development of policy and legislation. Examples of this include the Children’s Rights Referendum, the Access and Inclusion Model for children with disabilities to avail of pre-school services, and the forthcoming LGBT Youth Strategy.

We are committed to completing a full assessment of the human rights and equality issues relevant to our functions. Future reporting on this matter will take place as part of the Department’s Annual Report arrangements.

 

Important Organisational Documents

Governance Framework

Framework of Assignments

Briefing for Minister - June 2017

Department of Children and Youth Affairs Risk Management Policy

Department of Children and Youth Affairs Statement of Strategy 2016 - 2019 / Ráiteas Stratéise 2016-2019

Department of Children and Youth Affairs Statement of Strategy 2015 - 2017 / Ráiteas Stratéise 2015-2017

Department of Children and Youth Affairs Statement of Strategy 2011 - 2014 / Ráiteas Stratéise 2011-2014

Department of Children and Youth Affairs Customer Charter / DCYA Cairt do Chustaiméirí

Department of Children and Youth Affairs Quality Customer Services Survey

An Roinn Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige Suirbhé ar Sheirbhísí Custaiméara d’Ardchaighdeán

Transfer of Functions Order for DCYA

 

Minutes of Management Board Meetings

Minutes of DCYA Management Board Meetings

 

Annual Reports

DCYA Annual Report 2016 / DCYA Turascáil Bhliantúil 2016

DCYA Annual Report 2015 / DCYA Turascáil Bhliantúil 2015

DCYA Annual Report 2014 / DCYA Turascáil Bhliantúil 2014

DCYA Annual Report 2013 / DCYA Turascáil Bhliantúil 2013

DCYA Annual Report 2012 / DCYA Turascáil Bhliantúil 2012

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