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Child care and family support services in 1998: review of adequacy
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
The issue of child poverty is recently receiving increased attention. Many of the issues which impact upon children and their families are outside the remit of our Board. For the first time, this Review has attempted to identify and map on a small area basis, the districts within our region where there are high proportions of child populations. This exercise was also extended to identify the districts where there are high child populations combined with high levels of poverty and deprivation. Families raising children in these districts, which often also have parallel high levels of drug misuse, show great commitment and resilience and it is only right that they are given every support in the task of raising the next generation. It is hoped that the work which has been undertaken regarding small areas will help to direct resources towards areas of greatest need, particularly given the impending re-structuring of our Board. In the meantime, the Review details the many services which do exist to support children and families in the region. The range of services and issues discussed include health promotion programmes, early intervention programmes, such as Community Mothers, family support projects and child protection services, child health services, services for drug misusers and speech and language therapy.
Publication Date:
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Eastern Health Board (EHB)
First Indexed: 2014-04-02 06:20:07 Last Updated: 2017-04-26 07:44:51