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ESRI: The Implications of Covid-19 for policy in relation to children and young people

July 28, 2020

The Big Picture this week summarises a new research paper published by the ESRI that maps the potential impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on children and young people.

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Garda Vetting Update 28 July

July 28, 2020

This week we remind members that we will no longer be accepting vetting forms by email. They must be posted to our office as we need original signatures from both the applicant and the employer.

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Sinn Féin Dáil Motion on the Future of our Sector

July 28, 2020

In this week’s edition of the Big Picture, we examine the Dáil motion that Sinn Féin presented last week on the future of the early years and school age care sector.

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Press Release: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Policy in Relation to Children and Young People

July 23, 2020

Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., has today (22 July 2020) announced the publication of the report ‘Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Policy in Relation to Children and Young People.’

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The Big Picture 21 July 2020

July 20, 2020

In this weeks Big Picture, we have a profile of the new Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman.

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EYES Update 7 July 2020

July 6, 2020

This week we have information on the Reopening Support Payment. We remind members of the updates to the Funding Model FAQs, we look at the TWSS over the summer and we highlight the ReBound Initiative.

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Children’s Rights in Europe in the Aftermath of Covid-19

July 6, 2020

The Big Picture this week examines the points raised at a webinar organised by the Children’s Rights Alliance on June 29.

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Garda Vetting Update 30 June 2020

June 29, 2020

This week's Garda vetting update explains the process of completing online Garda vetting application forms.

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The Big Picture 23 June 2020

June 23, 2020

This week we have a report on Early Childhood Ireland’s presentation and submission to the Dáil committee on Covid19 which this week will be examining how the pandemic has impacted childcare.

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Garda Vetting and GNVB Registration Number

June 16, 2020

This week's Garda vetting update explains how to apply for a Garda National Vetting Bureau Affiliate Registration Number if you are a new Early Childhood Ireland member.

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