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#CHildren first

# children-first - Thursday 29 November, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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