The new children’s ombudsman must prioritise the hidden issues of young people living in poverty, direct provision and inappropriate psychiatric services if he wants to succeed in his role, a leading children’s rights’ group has demanded.
Wed, 04 Feb, 2015
The vast majority of the 37% of children who are sexually abusing other children are not classic paedophiles but abuse due to neglect, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, and increasingly because of exposure to porn or an over-sexualised homeplace.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2013
We, the undersigned, call on Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter and all Oireachtas members to support amending the Courts Bill 2013 to regulate the admission of the counselling notes of the child witness in a sexual violence criminal case.
Fri, 28 Jun, 2013
THE HSE and the Director of Public Prosecutions are working on a new protocol to deal with requests from defendants in rape cases for counselling notes, which retired DPP James Hamilton has described as a “tactic” designed to intimidate alleged victims.
Wed, 09 Nov, 2011
THE diocese of Cloyne has agreed to boost its child protection measures after the Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) audit into Catholic Church dioceses found that standards in the diocese lagged behind existing national guidelines.
Thu, 08 Jan, 2009