Is Government keeping its promises to children?
The Children's Rights Alliance Annual Report Card, now in its seventh edition, scrutinises the Government on its key commitments to children in the Programme for Government. Giving an overall ‘C’ Grade, our independent panel of experts saw no marked improvement over the course of 2014, awarding the same grade as last year. Real progress in the right to education – with literacy and the school building programme both awarded an ‘A’ – has been dragged down by an ever worsening situation for children in poverty. A positive ‘B’ grade for inequalities in family life is down to the radically reforming Children and Family Relationships Bill. But the Government continues to fail its Traveller, Roma and migrant children.
Read Report Card 2015 by chapter
Report Card 2015 - Chapter 1: Children's Constitutional Rights
Report Card 2015 - Chapter 2: Right to Education
Report Card 2015 - Chapter 3: Right to Health
Report Card 2015 - Chapter 4: Right to Adequate Standard of Living
Report Card 2015 - Chapter 5: Right to Protection from Abuse and Neglect
Report Card 2015 - Chapter 6: Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination
The Report Card is a research and advocacy tool aimed at improving the lives of all children in Ireland. We would like to thank our partners in helping to produce Report Card 2015 including Atlantic Philanthropies, Community Foundation of Ireland, the Katherine Howard Foundation, The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, the Ireland Funds and the Irish Youth Foundation.