A report based on an investigation into the implementation of Children First: National guidelines for the protection and welfare of children. Executive summary.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/100077
Title:
A report based on an investigation into the implementation of Children First: National guidelines for the protection and welfare of children. Executive summary.
Authors:
Office of the Ombudsman for Children
Publisher:
Office of the Ombudsman for Children
Issue Date:
Apr-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/100077
Item Type:
Guideline; Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
This report is the result of an investigation into the implementation of Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children, which was published in 1999. Some of the conclusions in this report are positive. It is recognised that substantial efforts have been made at various times since 1999 to implement Children First. However, some of its conclusions are negative and a number of findings of unsound administration have been made by the Ombudsman for Children against the relevant public bodies. It is the view of the Ombudsman for Children that much needs to be done to improve protection and promote children’s rights and welfare. This is not simply a matter of resources. Some of the problems identified - variable practice, a lack of internal and external scrutiny and a failure of inter agency collaboration - indicate a need for a fundamental change in culture and attitude towards child protection more generally.
Keywords:
CHILD WELFARE; CHILD; CHILD HEALTH; CHILD HEALTH SERVICE; CHILD IN CARE
Local subject classification:
CHILD PROTECTION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOffice of the Ombudsman for Childrenen
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-01T14:29:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-01T14:29:52Z-
dc.date.issued2010-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/100077-
dc.descriptionThis report is the result of an investigation into the implementation of Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children, which was published in 1999. Some of the conclusions in this report are positive. It is recognised that substantial efforts have been made at various times since 1999 to implement Children First. However, some of its conclusions are negative and a number of findings of unsound administration have been made by the Ombudsman for Children against the relevant public bodies. It is the view of the Ombudsman for Children that much needs to be done to improve protection and promote children’s rights and welfare. This is not simply a matter of resources. Some of the problems identified - variable practice, a lack of internal and external scrutiny and a failure of inter agency collaboration - indicate a need for a fundamental change in culture and attitude towards child protection more generally.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOffice of the Ombudsman for Childrenen
dc.subjectCHILD WELFAREen
dc.subjectCHILDen
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTH SERVICEen
dc.subjectCHILD IN CAREen
dc.subject.otherCHILD PROTECTIONen
dc.titleA report based on an investigation into the implementation of Children First: National guidelines for the protection and welfare of children. Executive summary.en
dc.typeGuidelineen
dc.typeGuidelineen
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