Reviewing the Government’s latest annual report for ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures’, the national policy framework for children and young people. The Minister Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth recently published the sixth and final Annual Report for the ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures’ framework.
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This week we remind members to send on their GNVB Affiliate Registration letter as soon as they receive it, so we can have their setting reregistered on the National Vetting Portal. Every ELC and SAC setting needs its own unique GNVB number in order to access Garda vetting in the future. We also outline the process for you.
In December 2021 the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Mr. Roderic O’Gorman launched a consultation seeking the public’s views on the recently agreed EU Child Guarantee.
In the first month of 2022, this Policy Brief looks back at some of the major developments for the Early Learning and School Age Care sector over the past year. Our Policy, Advocacy and Campaigning team engaged with various stakeholders and advocated on behalf of our sector for these welcome advancements.
We are delighted to bring you the National Early Years Research Day Proceedings publications. In these volumes, you will find papers from participants in our recent Online Research Symposiums which will inform and inspire you. Many thanks to all who contributed both to the Symposium and to this publication.
Have you seen our Partnerships page? Have a look, especially at the video from Leargas, on the Erasmus+ section which gives a real flavour of the range of programmes Leargas supports, including the Valchild programme that Early Childhood Ireland was delighted to lead on.
Early Childhood Ireland, welcomed the publication of two Government reports which focus on the overall quality and benefit to early years and school age children but warn that if their recommendation are to be achieved, continuing year-on-year investment will be vital.
Newly published reports on funding reform and workforce development ‘have the capacity to deliver real change’ however further investment must follow.