Is The Irish Government keeping its promises to children?
Eurochild Irish member Children’s Rights Alliance releases its Report Card 2020
This Report Card is the 12th and the final under “A Programme for a Partnership Government” in which an independent panel of experts graded the Irish Government’s performance. The Government is awarded an overall ‘C+’ grade for living up to its promises to children, an increase on last year’s ‘C’.
The highest individual grade in Report Card 2020 is a ‘B+’ which was awarded to ‘Physical Health'.
The lowest grade was awarded to ‘Child and Family Homelessness’, which received an F for the second year in a row. Two sections received a ‘D’ grade, which indicates barely acceptable performance, with little or no positive impact on children: ‘Traveller and Roma Children’ and ‘Mental Health’.
“The next Programme for Government will need to work even harder to ensure that every child can reach their full potential and that families are supported through the significant social crises we are now living in like health, homelessness, climate change and the economic uncertainty of Brexit.” - Tanya Ward, Chief Executive, Children’s Rights Alliance