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# Tanya Ward

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Opinion: The government is beginning to recognise that the first five years of a child's life are the most crucial
Adults need to step away and put children back at the centre of childcare, writes Tanya Ward.
# Corporal Punishment
Parents can't rely on 'reasonable chastisement' when slapping their kids anymore
Slapping has been effectively banned after new legislation was signed into law.
# national scandal
The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo
“In its last year in office, how will the Government respond to these children?”
# Child Benefit
Opposition, lobby groups come out against means-tested Child Benefit
Political groups, charities and other groups are all opposed to the IMF’s proposal for a means-tested system.
Column: Ireland needs an international safeguard for our children
We need to draw a line under our tragic history of child abuse – and a new international standard is the perfect opportunity, writes Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance.