This submission outlines EPIC’s views in respect of the Budget 2012. It is without doubt that we are currently experiencing unprecedented economic stringency. The Government is facing tough decisions in identifying further areas of pub..
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The predominant reasons children are admitted into the care of the HSE include: neglect/ physical abuse of a child; a parent unable to cope; a family member abusing drugs/alcohol; a child with emotional/behavioural problems.
There has been a consi..
Who is an asylum seeker?
An Asylum Seeker is a person who seeks to be recognised as a refugee. Asylum seekers whose status has not yet been determined are not allowed to work until they have been in this country a year, they cannot apply for local..
What is discrimination?
Discrimination is treating someone differently than you would another person based on a perceived difference. Legally under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) every child and young person has equal rights..
What is bullying?
Many young people are bullied for no particular reason; bullying hurts and often young people will feel frightened, very lonely and don’t know who they can talk to about the bullying. Sometimes they are afraid to tell someone tha..
It’s the time of year again when some young people may be thinking about getting a part time or summer job. The thought of starting a job for the first time may be a little frightening or off putting. But don’t worry, once you get started there ..
If you are reading this, maybe you are pregnant or maybe you think you are pregnant. Finding out that you are pregnant is a big deal no matter what age you are. Whether you are in a relationship or single the important thing to remember is that y..
What is an ASBO?
ASBOs are civil orders granted by the courts on application by a senior Garda to limit or stop a type of named behaviour. If you break the Order it is a criminal offence.
What does ASBO stand for?
ASBO stands for Anti-Social Behav..
Stop worrying. Everyone worries about exams, it’s perfectly normal. We worry because we don’t know exactly what will be asked. The fear of the unknown causes great insecurities within us. When studying for exams here are some things to take int..
Who doesn’t worry about their weight?
It’s hard not to these days with so many magazines filled with images of skinny models and celebrities. Teenagers in particular often feel under a lot of pressure to succeed and fit in. Many spend a lot of ..