Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337590
Title:
Family problems - substitute care: children in care and their families.
Authors:
O'Higgins, Kathleen
Citation:
O'Higgins, K., 1993. Family problems - substitute care: children in care and their families. Dublin: Economic and Social Research Institute.
Publisher:
Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
Issue Date:
Jun-1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337590
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The rationale for undertaking a study of this nature is based on the increasing awareness of children's rights and their need for the continuity and security of a stable family. With respect to this area of children's rights, as a result of the Report of the Inquiry into the Kilkenny Incest Case, the Minister for Health Mr. Brendan Howlin, has announced that consultations are to begin between the Governmelll and the Attorney General in relation to one of the recommendations of the Committee of Inquiry. Consideration will be given to amending Articles 41 and 42 of the Constitution so as to include a statement of the constitutional rights of children. The importance of the family to the child, apart from the Constitutional emphasis on the importance of the family, is clearly stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified by Ireland in September, 1992. Section 3 of the Child Care Act, /99/ specifically states that, inter alia "a health board shall have regard to the principle that it is generally in the best interests of a child to be brought up in his. own family". For some children the opportunity to experience a stable family life never exists. Some families never operate as a unit. Others break down temporarily or permanently and some parent' are unable or unwilling to care for their children. In these circumstances, where an extended family cannot provide for the children, the State may be obliged to provide temporary or permanent substitute families for such children.
Keywords:
CHILD IN CARE; FAMILY; CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE; CHILD WELFARE
Local subject classification:
FOSTER CARE
Series/Report no.:
ESRI Broadsheet series.; No. 28
ISBN:
0707001390

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Higgins, Kathleenen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-23T12:46:59Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-23T12:46:59Z-
dc.date.issued1993-06-
dc.identifier.citationO'Higgins, K., 1993. Family problems - substitute care: children in care and their families. Dublin: Economic and Social Research Institute.en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn0707001390-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/337590-
dc.descriptionThe rationale for undertaking a study of this nature is based on the increasing awareness of children's rights and their need for the continuity and security of a stable family. With respect to this area of children's rights, as a result of the Report of the Inquiry into the Kilkenny Incest Case, the Minister for Health Mr. Brendan Howlin, has announced that consultations are to begin between the Governmelll and the Attorney General in relation to one of the recommendations of the Committee of Inquiry. Consideration will be given to amending Articles 41 and 42 of the Constitution so as to include a statement of the constitutional rights of children. The importance of the family to the child, apart from the Constitutional emphasis on the importance of the family, is clearly stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified by Ireland in September, 1992. Section 3 of the Child Care Act, /99/ specifically states that, inter alia "a health board shall have regard to the principle that it is generally in the best interests of a child to be brought up in his. own family". For some children the opportunity to experience a stable family life never exists. Some families never operate as a unit. Others break down temporarily or permanently and some parent' are unable or unwilling to care for their children. In these circumstances, where an extended family cannot provide for the children, the State may be obliged to provide temporary or permanent substitute families for such children.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEconomic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesESRI Broadsheet series.en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo. 28en_GB
dc.subjectCHILD IN CAREen_GB
dc.subjectFAMILYen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD SEXUAL ABUSEen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD WELFAREen_GB
dc.subject.otherFOSTER CAREen_GB
dc.titleFamily problems - substitute care: children in care and their families.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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