An examination of recommendations from inquiries into events in families and their interactions with State services, and their impact on policy and practice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315231
Title:
An examination of recommendations from inquiries into events in families and their interactions with State services, and their impact on policy and practice
Authors:
Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA); Buckley, Helen Dr.; O'Nolan, Caroline Dr.; Irish Research Council
Affiliation:
School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, Dublin
Citation:
Buckley, Helen Dr., O'Nolan, Caroline Dr. An examination of recommendations from inquiries into events in families and their interactions with State services, and their impact on policy and practice. Nov Dublin. 2013.
Publisher:
Government Publications, Dublin
Issue Date:
Nov-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315231
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This study was commissioned by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs with the overall aims of examining the recommendations from a number of specific inquiry reports in relation to child protection failings in Ireland, ascertaining the degree to which the recommendations were implemented in the context of concurrent reforms, and developing a template to guide recommendations in future reports. The study examines the recommendations of the following five reports of inquiry: Kilkenny Incest Investigation (McGuinness, 1993); Kelly – A Child is Dead (Joint Committee on the Family, 1996); West of Ireland Farmer Case (Bruton, 1998); Monageer Inquiry (Brosnan, 2009); and the Roscommon Child Care Case (Gibbons, 2010). Objectives The objectives of this research study were as follows: ›› To examine the recommendations from the five reports. ›› To produce an overview of policy and practice developments in child protection and welfare over the past two decades and demonstrate the degree to which recommendations were directly and indirectly responsible for reforms. ›› To evaluate the recommendations in terms of their relevance to the report findings. ›› To establish a template for recommendations that will inform the design and terms of reference for future reviews, be capable of comprehensively addressing the complexity of child protection practice and policy, and »» be realistic and measurable; »» promote learning; »» reflect the principles underpinning the National Children’s Strategy; and ultimately »» enhance practice and produce better outcomes. ›› Through the course of the research, identify key issues for policy and practice development. This was a small-scale qualitative study, which focused on a very limited number of reports of inquiries on child protection failings and was based on documentary research and semistructured interviews. The interviews were conducted with a selected group of 21 current and retired professionals who had been close to the inquiry process, either as members of inquiry teams or as managers with some responsibility for implementing recommendations. Information on implementation of recommendations was provided to the researchers by 21 informants. Some of the interviewees and informants provided documentation to the researchers about the implementation process, including plans and progress reports.
Keywords:
YOUNG PEOPLE; CHILD HEALTH
ISBN:
9781406427974

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dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Helen Dr.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Nolan, Caroline Dr.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorIrish Research Councilen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-03T12:02:19Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-03T12:02:19Z-
dc.date.issued2013-11-
dc.identifier.citationBuckley, Helen Dr., O'Nolan, Caroline Dr. An examination of recommendations from inquiries into events in families and their interactions with State services, and their impact on policy and practice. Nov Dublin. 2013.en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn9781406427974-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/315231-
dc.descriptionThis study was commissioned by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs with the overall aims of examining the recommendations from a number of specific inquiry reports in relation to child protection failings in Ireland, ascertaining the degree to which the recommendations were implemented in the context of concurrent reforms, and developing a template to guide recommendations in future reports. The study examines the recommendations of the following five reports of inquiry: Kilkenny Incest Investigation (McGuinness, 1993); Kelly – A Child is Dead (Joint Committee on the Family, 1996); West of Ireland Farmer Case (Bruton, 1998); Monageer Inquiry (Brosnan, 2009); and the Roscommon Child Care Case (Gibbons, 2010). Objectives The objectives of this research study were as follows: ›› To examine the recommendations from the five reports. ›› To produce an overview of policy and practice developments in child protection and welfare over the past two decades and demonstrate the degree to which recommendations were directly and indirectly responsible for reforms. ›› To evaluate the recommendations in terms of their relevance to the report findings. ›› To establish a template for recommendations that will inform the design and terms of reference for future reviews, be capable of comprehensively addressing the complexity of child protection practice and policy, and »» be realistic and measurable; »» promote learning; »» reflect the principles underpinning the National Children’s Strategy; and ultimately »» enhance practice and produce better outcomes. ›› Through the course of the research, identify key issues for policy and practice development. This was a small-scale qualitative study, which focused on a very limited number of reports of inquiries on child protection failings and was based on documentary research and semistructured interviews. The interviews were conducted with a selected group of 21 current and retired professionals who had been close to the inquiry process, either as members of inquiry teams or as managers with some responsibility for implementing recommendations. Information on implementation of recommendations was provided to the researchers by 21 informants. Some of the interviewees and informants provided documentation to the researchers about the implementation process, including plans and progress reports.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGovernment Publications, Dublinen_GB
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleAn examination of recommendations from inquiries into events in families and their interactions with State services, and their impact on policy and practiceen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, Dublinen_GB
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