Victoria White’s column, ‘Happy 18th Tom, the State has just blown out candles on your fairytale’ (Irish Examiner, August 1), on education for children/young adults with no short measure of sympathy and understanding was pertinent to me. I am a pensioner and the proud grandfather of a gorgeous little boy with special needs. This is part of my story.
Mon, 05 Aug, 2019
Oberstown reduced its use of single separation - a restricted practice that sees young people in detention separated from other people - by almost a quarter during 2018 following increased “scrutiny" on the use of the practice.
Fri, 28 Jun, 2019
A homelessness charity says it is ‘really concerned’ that a report from the Ombudsman for Children’s Office on family hub centres runs the risk of further stigmatising those living in temporary accommodation centres.
Thu, 18 Apr, 2019
The Ombudsman received 97 formal complaints from residents of direct provision centres last year, with some asylum seekers claiming they were reluctant to complain about issues where they lived for fear of being labelled “troublemakers”.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
At the funeral this week of 13-year-old Erin Gallagher, who took her own life in reaction to cyberbullying, Fr John Joe Duffy called on all agencies of the State to get together to draw up a policy to ensure that no other child suffers from cyberbullying.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2012
THE parents of a boy, aged 4, submitted a com- plaint to the Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO), raising concerns that their child, who was diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder and a moderate intellectual disorder, had been refused at short notice a Home Tuition Grant (HTG) for the coming school year, as the Department of Education& had stated that a placement was available for him in a mainstream primary school.
Wed, 14 Jul, 2010