Children's Rights Alliance: Report Card 2009
Report Card 2009 provides a snapshot of childhood in today’s Ireland and examines whether the Government has honoured the promises it has made to the 1,036,034 children living in Ireland. Unfortunately, Report Card 2009, the first in a new annual publication, has found the Government’s performance to be barely satisfactory, scraping an overall ‘D’ average.
In Report Card 2009, the Alliance has chosen to analyse key commitments in the specific areas of education, health, material wellbeing, and safeguarding childhood. These were chosen as the Alliance felt the Government commitments were clear and measurable and have the potential to improve the lives and life chances of all children in Ireland. It should be noted that the chosen commitments come from key Government documents.