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National Children's Office Annual Report 2002: making Ireland and better place for children
National Children's Office (NCO); National Children's Advisory Council; Lenihan, Brian TD, Jr
During 2002, the NCO grew from a staff of six to seventeen, so it was effectively a set-up year. The highlights of 2002 included the United Nations Special Session on Children in New York and Dail na n6g in Dublin. At both these events, children and young people debated and discussed issues of importance to them and their communities, proving that young people are fully capable of playing a part in local, national and international decision-making. The NCO also worked with other government departments in moving forward the Children Act 2001, which represents a new way of dealing with children who are in trouble with the law and who have serious behavioural difficulties. A collaborative and partnership approach is central to the work of driving the implementation of the National Children's Strategy and the NCO strives to adopt this approach in all its work. During 2002, we worked closely with the Minister for Children, Brian Lenihan TD and with the National Children's Advisory Council (NCAC), which is made up of representatives of statutory agencies, the voluntary sector, the research community, parents and young people. The NCAC has an independent advisory role on the implementation of the National Children's Strategy, reporting to the Minister for Children. We also worked in partnership with our colleagues in government departments, many of whom are involved in implementing aspects of the National Children's Strategy. The staff of the NCO is a talented and enthusiaStiC team and I look forward to work1ng with them and all our stakeholders in the statutory and voluntary sector, to improve the lives of children in Ireland. I would like to thank all those who worked w1th us during the year
Keyword(s): CHILD CARE; GOVERNMENT
Publication Date:
2012
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): National Children's Office
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