Organisation: Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Child protection groups are deeply concerned by practices which show some of Tusla’s foster care services are falling short of basic state standards.
Fri, 06 Apr, 2018
Young people would rather use social media or talk online to people they do not know than have a conversation face to face, research has suggested.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018
Today’s report by CyberSafeIreland on the dangers lurking on the internet is a wake-up call to parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the welfare of children.
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
CyberSafetyIreland says education not prohibition is most effective way to protect children online
Thu, 11 May, 2017
Tusla’s long-awaited after- hours and weekend social work service is “too restrictive” and needs to be expanded, according to the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC).
Tue, 10 Jan, 2017
Childline received more than 1,000 calls for help on Christmas Day, with some children citing domestic violence and alcohol abuse as problems in their home.
Tue, 27 Dec, 2016
Children’s rights campaigners have welcomed a move by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to try to force a Government rethink on its attitude to compensating victims of child sex abuse.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said a Law Reform Commission report on online abuse has highlighted potential gaps in the law.
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016
Thousands of children are struggling to cope with mental health problems due to the failure to properly resource emergency and acute services.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2016
Children as young as six are watching porn and using sexualised language which they often don’t understand.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2016
Vulture funds are using charities to avoid paying tax in Ireland, potentially costing the exchequer up to €20m a week, it has been claimed.
Fri, 15 Jul, 2016
A campaign on the dangers of cyberbullying warns children that “words can hurt, choose them wisely”.
Tue, 08 Mar, 2016
Thu, 15 Oct, 2015
There was a time when many people in Ireland could have pleaded justifiable ignorance of child abuse.
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
There’s so much advice around parenting these days that it feels like you need a Phd. cut to the chase and got tips from one of the country’s foremost experts in children and mental health.
Tue, 16 Jun, 2015
Facebook has been condemned for allowing a video of “a terrified, sobbing baby being constantly immersed in a bucket of water” by a “callous” adult to remain on the social media site.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2015
However one feels about it, children are at the heart of the debate on the upcoming referendum, writes ISPCC chief executive.
Fri, 15 May, 2015
Facebook and Sky are pressurising the Government not to introduce legislation to clamp down on online abuse and bullying despite calls for stricter regulation of the internet to protect children.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2014
Babies of unmarried parents were treated as "an inferior sub-species" for decades, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014
A BAN on the slapping of children could result in ‘draconian penalties’ for parents, because some judges could impose the law with more rigour than others, a family law specialist has warned.
Sun, 23 Feb, 2014
Child welfare groups have called for slapping to be outlawed after a survey found two in five parents admit to hitting their child.
Fri, 07 Feb, 2014
A total of 57% of Irish adults would support a ban on slapping children, according to a recent survey.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2014
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has said it would be slow to recommend a change in the age of consent from 17 to 16.
Tue, 17 Dec, 2013
A new film from the ISPCC aims to raise awareness for their 116 000 Missing Children's Hotline. It's a tough, but necessary watch.
Wed, 04 Dec, 2013
A doctor is appealing to parents to be on the lookout for signs that their children could be involved in a dangerous activity called the choking or fainting game.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2013
The Health Service Executive says its services for victims of child sexual abuse have improved significantly since an 11-year-old girl first alleged she had been raped in 2006.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2013
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has urged the Government to consider forcing internet service providers (ISP) to block access by young people to online pornography.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2013
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to children (ISPCC) has called on the Government to consider forcing internet providers to block explicit material.
Mon, 22 Jul, 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
Gardaí have begun a criminal investigation into the alleged physical abuse of children which featured in Tuesday’s Prime Time documentary on creches.
Thu, 30 May, 2013
Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has described the mistreatment of children uncovered at three creches for an RTÉ documentary as emotional abuse.
Wed, 29 May, 2013
The ISPCC plans to expand its online response to contacts from troubled children after figures for its Childline service showed a growing number of young people using its website.
Sat, 18 May, 2013
A survey of 4,500 Irish 10-year-olds found that 12% were bullied in school on about a weekly basis. What one child may see as a bit of fun may be considered bullying by the child who is the victim of such fun. Thus it is particularly important that people should recognise the different forms that bullying takes.
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012
Allowing those under the age of 15 to have unfettered access to the internet is akin to giving them the keys to a car and then wondering why they have crashed, a leading cyberbullying expert has said.
Tue, 30 Oct, 2012
WHAT is an acceptable sentence for the possession of child pornography?
Mon, 24 Sep, 2012
A series of costcutting measures at Age Action Ireland, including a 5% pay cut and two weeks’ unpaid leave for all staff, helped towards turning around the organisation’s finances last year.
Tue, 21 Aug, 2012
Politicians will not act on climate change until they are forced to bow to public pressure, according to former president Mary Robinson.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2012
Model Rozanna Purcell was crowned the first winner of Celebrity Come Dine With Me Ireland earlier this year. “I love cooking and I knew I’d produced an excellent meal,” says the 21-year-old, who was up against Brian Kennedy, Paul Martin, Noel Cunningham and George McMahon.
Sat, 02 Jun, 2012
A long-awaited Amber Alert system for abducted children has been rolled out across Ireland more than three years after being given the go-ahead.
Fri, 25 May, 2012
A girl hugging her teddy stares into the camera and says: “I’m not just a stupid little bitch, I’m a nobody.”
Tue, 22 May, 2012
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is this week highlighting the negative impact bullying has on children.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2012