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National Children's Strategy


Department of Health (Ireland)

Subject Keywords: Child health
Catalogue: Policy
Policies, Strategies & Action plans
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

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The Strategy sets out an ambitious series of objectives to guide childrenâ?Ts policy over the next ten years. It sets out a common vision to work towards. It identifies six principles to guide all actions to be taken and it proposes a more holistic way of thinking about children which reflects contemporary understanding of childhood. To realise the vision the Strategy then sets three National Goals: to listen, think and act more effectively for children. New structures are proposed to deliver better co-ordination between government departments and the agencies providing services to children so that the Goals can be achieved. Rooted in the positive vision of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, it represents a different way of doing business, which will, if we all work together, help us become a society which fully values and respects its children.

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Rights: © Department of Health (Ireland)
Suggested citation:

Department of Health (Ireland). (2000) National Children's Strategy [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 8th April 2020].


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