All around the garden: a review of Irish local government policy on the built environment for children and young people in social housing

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/219851
Title:
All around the garden: a review of Irish local government policy on the built environment for children and young people in social housing
Authors:
Kerrins, Liz; Fahey, Caroline; Greene, Sheila
Affiliation:
Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Issue Date:
Aug-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/219851
Item Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en
Description:
The Irish National Children‟s Strategy (NCS, 2000) includes the goal that children will receive quality supports and services. Fourteen objectives were developed in pursuit of this goal, including „that children will benefit from a built and natural environment that supports their physical and emotional well-being‟. It was envisaged in the NCS that policy implementation would happen locally. This paper assesses how this objective has been articulated in local policy on the urban built environment and how it supports children‟s and young people‟s play, recreation and mobility in their communities, particularly for those children living in social housing. A case study approach is adopted, exploring the policies of two Irish local authorities – Galway City Council and South Dublin County Council – and interviewing key stakeholders in both locations. After a discussion of the findings, implications for current policy, at national and local levels, are outlined.
Keywords:
CHILDREN; YOUNG PEOPLE; HOUSING; SOCIAL POLICY
ISBN:
978-0-9565660-9-6
Sponsors:
This report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKerrins, Lizen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFahey, Carolineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreene, Sheilaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-23T08:14:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-23T08:14:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-08-
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9565660-9-6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/219851-
dc.descriptionThe Irish National Children‟s Strategy (NCS, 2000) includes the goal that children will receive quality supports and services. Fourteen objectives were developed in pursuit of this goal, including „that children will benefit from a built and natural environment that supports their physical and emotional well-being‟. It was envisaged in the NCS that policy implementation would happen locally. This paper assesses how this objective has been articulated in local policy on the urban built environment and how it supports children‟s and young people‟s play, recreation and mobility in their communities, particularly for those children living in social housing. A case study approach is adopted, exploring the policies of two Irish local authorities – Galway City Council and South Dublin County Council – and interviewing key stakeholders in both locations. After a discussion of the findings, implications for current policy, at national and local levels, are outlined.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCHILDRENen_GB
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectHOUSINGen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL POLICYen_GB
dc.titleAll around the garden: a review of Irish local government policy on the built environment for children and young people in social housingen_GB
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentChildren's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublinen_GB
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