ISPCC publishes 10-point plan to improve child protection

The ISPCC has published a series of 10 measures that it says are needed to ensure children are properly protected in Ireland.

The ISPCC has published a series of 10 measures that it says are needed to ensure children are properly protected in Ireland.

The measures include a constitutional amendment to specifically protect the rights of children, as well as full implementation of both the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Government's own national children's strategy.

Elsewhere, the ISPCC says the vetting of people working with children should be put on a statutory basis, as should child protection guidelines.

It is also seeking a range of new supports for children, as well as therapy and ongoing risk assessment for all sex offenders.

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