Hiqa is demanding legislation to protect those most at risk in the country’s care services from abuse, harm, and exploitation, after it found inappropriate staff behaviour, and unsafe practices across institutions.
Wed, 03 May, 2017
WE AT Epic, the only independent organisation in Ireland working on behalf of children in care and those who have left the care system, strongly support the proposed Children First Bill which will place a mandatory obligation on professionals to report any suspected child abuse and welfare concerns.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2013
Considering the publicity afforded in recent years to Ireland’s appalling history of neglect and abuse of children, many people will undoubtedly be surprised to learn that various governments have failed to give statutory force to the guidelines drawn up 14 years ago to combat these depraved social evils.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2013
THE Catholic Church’s child protection tsar, Ian Elliott, was on the verge of resigning in the past year after a review of child protection standards in the country’s 26 dioceses was halted because the Church refused to co-operate.
Thu, 12 May, 2011