Review Report – follow up on progress made in relation to the recommendations of the investigation into 'Children First: national guidelines for the protection and welfare of children'

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317071
Title:
Review Report – follow up on progress made in relation to the recommendations of the investigation into 'Children First: national guidelines for the protection and welfare of children'
Authors:
Ombudsman for Children Office (OCO)
Citation:
Ombudsman for Children Office. Review Report – follow up on progress made in relation to the recommendations of the investigation into 'Children First: national guidelines for the protection and welfare of children'. Dublin: OCO; 2012 Mar 27 p
Publisher:
Ombudsman for Children Office (OCO)
Issue Date:
Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317071
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In November 2008, this Office began an examination into the state of implementation of Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children. In April 2010 the Ombudsman for Children completed a report outlining the results of an investigation. The investigation focused on the actions of the Health Service Executive (HSE) in terms of implementation and the Department of Health and Children (OMCYA) because of its remit to monitor the implementation of the guidelines. The investigation was conducted in accordance with Section 10 of the Ombudsman for Children Act, 2002, which provides that the Ombudsman for Children may conduct an investigation of her own volition. The Investigation focused in particular on: ‐ the extent of non-implementation of Children First; - the extent and possible implications of partial implementation of Children First; ‐ identifying the obstacles/barriers and difficulties associated with implementation of Children First; and ‐ identifying the steps taken by the Department of Health and Children (in particular the OMCYA) and the HSE to progress implementation of Children First and address any obstacles to implementation that may have been identified. The investigation process involved: ‐ Review of all documents from the 32 Local Health Offices (LHOs) of the HSE setting out their child protection policies and any other documents that demonstrated implementation of Children First. Additional information was sought from a number of those areas. ‐ Review of relevant documentation from the HSE and OMCYA. ‐ Investigation meetings were held with: o 9 Child Care Managers (CCMs) throughout the State, from both urban and rural regions, o the OMCYA, and o the HSE at national level. Meetings to assist the Office’s understanding of the arrangements in operation at local level were also held with: o An Garda Síochána, and o the trade union IMPACT. On conclusion of the investigation, the Ombudsman for Children made 11 findings of unsound administration against the relevant public bodies and 22 recommendations to improve the system.
Keywords:
CHILD CARE; CHILD WELFARE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOmbudsman for Children Office (OCO)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-16T11:05:33Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-16T11:05:33Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-
dc.identifier.citationOmbudsman for Children Office. Review Report – follow up on progress made in relation to the recommendations of the investigation into 'Children First: national guidelines for the protection and welfare of children'. Dublin: OCO; 2012 Mar 27 pen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/317071-
dc.descriptionIn November 2008, this Office began an examination into the state of implementation of Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children. In April 2010 the Ombudsman for Children completed a report outlining the results of an investigation. The investigation focused on the actions of the Health Service Executive (HSE) in terms of implementation and the Department of Health and Children (OMCYA) because of its remit to monitor the implementation of the guidelines. The investigation was conducted in accordance with Section 10 of the Ombudsman for Children Act, 2002, which provides that the Ombudsman for Children may conduct an investigation of her own volition. The Investigation focused in particular on: ‐ the extent of non-implementation of Children First; - the extent and possible implications of partial implementation of Children First; ‐ identifying the obstacles/barriers and difficulties associated with implementation of Children First; and ‐ identifying the steps taken by the Department of Health and Children (in particular the OMCYA) and the HSE to progress implementation of Children First and address any obstacles to implementation that may have been identified. The investigation process involved: ‐ Review of all documents from the 32 Local Health Offices (LHOs) of the HSE setting out their child protection policies and any other documents that demonstrated implementation of Children First. Additional information was sought from a number of those areas. ‐ Review of relevant documentation from the HSE and OMCYA. ‐ Investigation meetings were held with: o 9 Child Care Managers (CCMs) throughout the State, from both urban and rural regions, o the OMCYA, and o the HSE at national level. Meetings to assist the Office’s understanding of the arrangements in operation at local level were also held with: o An Garda Síochána, and o the trade union IMPACT. On conclusion of the investigation, the Ombudsman for Children made 11 findings of unsound administration against the relevant public bodies and 22 recommendations to improve the system.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOmbudsman for Children Office (OCO)en_GB
dc.subjectCHILD CAREen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD WELFAREen_GB
dc.titleReview Report – follow up on progress made in relation to the recommendations of the investigation into 'Children First: national guidelines for the protection and welfare of children'en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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