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Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014 - 2020

Creator:

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Subject Keywords: Child health, Child protection, Early years, Childhoodmhealth, Parenting, Family, At-risk child, Behaviour
Set: Mental Health
Health Inequalities
Obesity
Catalogue: Policy
Policies, Strategies & Action plans
Type: Policy
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has been joined by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and An Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD to launch ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014 -2020’. The launch event took place in Dublin Castle.

‘Better Outcomes: Brighter Futures’ is the first overarching national policy framework for children and young people aged from birth to 24 years and will be implemented by the Department of Children and Young Affairs in collaboration with all Government departments and key State agencies.

The vision of the Framework is to work towards achieving five Outcomes identified as most important for children and young people in Ireland. The Government has committed to working towards these through a series of actions, described as key transformational goals.  These goals will underpin the implementation of the Framework and will be a key element of its success.

The Minister noted that the Framework included over 160 commitments in total:

  • From focusing on early interventions and quality services to promote best outcomes for children, particularly in the vitally-important early years;
  • To working better together to protect young people who are marginalised, at-risk or who demonstrate challenging or high-risk behaviour;
  • To setting a target of lifting 70,000 children out of poverty by 2020;
  • To improving childhood health & wellbeing in line with goals of ‘Healthy Ireland’;
  • To enhancing job opportunities for young people – building on the ‘Action Plan for Jobs’ and Youth Guarantee ;
  • To delivering better supports for families and parenting.

 

Date:

16/04/2014

Rights: © Government of Ireland
Suggested citation:

Department of Children and Youth Affairs. (2014) Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014 - 2020 [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/759421 [Accessed: 22nd September 2017].

  

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Department of Health (Ireland)
 
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