Tanya Ward

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One in four callers to the Children’s Rights Alliance’s  helpline last year had queries in relation to education. Photograph: iStock

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted serious concerns about the efficacy of both the family law and education systems in responding to the rights and nee(...)

A ‘well-resourced’ online safety commissioner is required, the Children’s Rights Alliance says

A “well-resourced” online safety commissioner with an independent complaints mechanism for when a social media platform fails to deal with a complaint(...)

It is understood  concerns were raised in recent weeks to the HSE over prescribing patterns and access to appropriate therapeutic interventions concerning some young people in south Kerry.  Photograph: PA Wire

Mental health campaigners have called for a national review following concerns that young people may have been prescribed adult doses of medication at(...)

Shane Corr, a senior civil servant with the department of health made a protected disclosure as a whistleblower. Photograph: Screen grab from RTÉ

The Data Protection Commission has said it is making contact with the Department of Health in relation to claims it secretly gathered information from(...)

Tanya Ward, chief executive, Children’s Rights Alliance, at home with her children Durragh (10) and Morrigan (7), in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The use of reduced timetables in schools, where a child is not permitted to attend full days, is “one of the most significant children’s rights issues(...)

The Government ’s decision to close all schools  is “unconstitutional”, according to legal opinion obtained by children’s rights campaigners. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The Government ’s decision to close all schools and the continued lack of education for some groups of children is “unconstitutional”, according to le(...)

Talks resumed on Thursday between the Department of Education and unions regarding the safe reopening of special schools. Photograph: iStock

Up to 200 parents of children with additional needs are threatening to take legal action against the Department of Education and unions over the conti(...)

Gardaí  are encouraging parents to talk to children about the types of platforms and sites they are accessing. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

When countries across the world went into lockdown to protect themselves against a virus that knew no borders, new opportunities multiplied for a crim(...)

Ahmed Awadalla (8), a student at Our Lady of Lourdes NS, Goldenbridge, Dublin, with his dad, Tarig Awadalla. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thousands of the country’s poorest children are at risk of “holiday hunger” if free school meals programmes are not extended – or substituted – throug(...)

Playgrounds across the country have been closed since lockdown restrictions were introduced to combat the spread of the coronavirus in mid-March. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Local authorities are “not expected” to post staff to supervise playgrounds in order for the children’s facilities to reopen as some councils initiall(...)

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