Roma communities in Ireland and child protection considerations

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317561
Title:
Roma communities in Ireland and child protection considerations
Authors:
Pavee Point Travellers Centre; HSE - Health Service Executive
Citation:
Pavee Point Travellers Centre Roma communities in Ireland and child protection considerations Pavee Point 2012
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317561
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Background In response to concerns about the experiences and situation of Roma in Ireland, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is working in partnership with Pavee Point to promote Roma health and has funded a Community Development (Health) Worker. As part of this work a series of seminars are being held, focusing on topical issues identified by the HSE and Pavee Point as requiring attention. The seminars include inputs from a wide range of participants from different sectors, including statutory and non-statutory and Roma representatives. They are supplemented by research on existing practice in the area and individual interviews. The learning from these seminars and supplementary research is being documented in order to provide a series of thematic resources for practitioners working with Roma communities in Ireland. Each resource is organised into three sections: Section 1 provides the context for the report and gives a background on Roma in Ireland and Europe. Section 2 provides the policy and legislative context and documents the key content of the thematic seminars and supplementary interviews. Section 3 provides guidelines for practitioners working with Roma communities in relation to themes being discussed. This resource is the first in the series and focuses on Roma communities in Ireland and child protection considerations. This report is intended to: • Give an overview of Roma communities in Ireland, • Set the context of Roma and child protection considerations, • Summarise key discussion points from the seminars, • Document lessons learnt from working with Roma in other countries and from work with the Traveller community over the years. It is a resource that can provide guidance for policy-makers and practitioners; and assist policymakers and practitioners in the protection and promotion of human rights of Roma in Ireland. It can also be seen as a starting point in identifying issues that need to be addressed in the context of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020, which provides a framework and commitment to promote inclusion of Roma in EU member states.Pavee Point is a voluntary, or non-governmental, organisation committed to the attainment of human rights for Irish Travellers ad Roma. The organisation is comprised of Travellers and members of the majority population working together in partnership to address the needs of Travellers and Roma as minority groups experiencing exclusion and marginalisation. Pavee Point has had a Roma Project since 2000. The Roma Project works to tackle racism and discrimination against Roma in access to services and in wider society.
Keywords:
GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS; ETHNIC GROUP; CHILD HEALTH; CHILD PROTECTION
Series/Report no.:
Roma Seminar Series; Theme One

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPavee Point Travellers Centreen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHSE - Health Service Executiveen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-28T15:20:18Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-28T15:20:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationPavee Point Travellers Centre Roma communities in Ireland and child protection considerations Pavee Point 2012en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/317561-
dc.descriptionBackground In response to concerns about the experiences and situation of Roma in Ireland, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is working in partnership with Pavee Point to promote Roma health and has funded a Community Development (Health) Worker. As part of this work a series of seminars are being held, focusing on topical issues identified by the HSE and Pavee Point as requiring attention. The seminars include inputs from a wide range of participants from different sectors, including statutory and non-statutory and Roma representatives. They are supplemented by research on existing practice in the area and individual interviews. The learning from these seminars and supplementary research is being documented in order to provide a series of thematic resources for practitioners working with Roma communities in Ireland. Each resource is organised into three sections: Section 1 provides the context for the report and gives a background on Roma in Ireland and Europe. Section 2 provides the policy and legislative context and documents the key content of the thematic seminars and supplementary interviews. Section 3 provides guidelines for practitioners working with Roma communities in relation to themes being discussed. This resource is the first in the series and focuses on Roma communities in Ireland and child protection considerations. This report is intended to: • Give an overview of Roma communities in Ireland, • Set the context of Roma and child protection considerations, • Summarise key discussion points from the seminars, • Document lessons learnt from working with Roma in other countries and from work with the Traveller community over the years. It is a resource that can provide guidance for policy-makers and practitioners; and assist policymakers and practitioners in the protection and promotion of human rights of Roma in Ireland. It can also be seen as a starting point in identifying issues that need to be addressed in the context of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020, which provides a framework and commitment to promote inclusion of Roma in EU member states.Pavee Point is a voluntary, or non-governmental, organisation committed to the attainment of human rights for Irish Travellers ad Roma. The organisation is comprised of Travellers and members of the majority population working together in partnership to address the needs of Travellers and Roma as minority groups experiencing exclusion and marginalisation. Pavee Point has had a Roma Project since 2000. The Roma Project works to tackle racism and discrimination against Roma in access to services and in wider society.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoma Seminar Seriesen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTheme Oneen_GB
dc.subjectGYPSIES AND TRAVELLERSen_GB
dc.subjectETHNIC GROUPen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD PROTECTIONen_GB
dc.titleRoma communities in Ireland and child protection considerationsen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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