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The EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child Guarantee

April 6, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture looks at recently launched EU policy framework, which aims to ensure the protection of rights of all children and secure access to basic services for vulnerable children.

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How to recruit, train and motivate well-qualified staff

March 15, 2021

The Big Picture provides a summary of an important report that was recently released by the European Commission, which investigates professionalisation in the ECEC sector.

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Education, healthcare and housing: How access changed for children and families in 2020

March 8, 2021

The Big Picture provides a summary of a study that was recently released by Eurofound, which investigates how access to key services, such as education, have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Report Card 2021

March 1, 2021

The Big Picture provides a summary of the Report Card 2021, an annual publication from the Children’s Rights Alliance that aims at assessing if the government has been keeping its promises to children.

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Statistical Spotlight: Young Travellers in Ireland

April 28, 2020

This week’s The Big Picture provides a summary of a study that was recently released by the Department of Children & Youth Affairs which provided detailed data on children and young persons who are members of the Traveller community in Ireland.

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Preparation for Budget 2019

June 26, 2018

The Policy, Advocacy and Communications team in Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) has been busy developing the organisation’s recommendations to Government for investment in ECEC in Budget 2019.

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Submission: Select Committee on Children & Youth Affairs

March 6, 2018

ECI welcomed the opportunity to make a written submission in advance of Committee Stage of the Childcare Support Bill 2017, which took place on Tuesday 27th February.

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