• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

EU & Child Proection with reference to the Irish Republic

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

EU and Child Protection in the Irish Republic Introduction: Ireland is unlikely to develop as a role model for the EU in terms of child protection measures. This is basically because the Party in Power, viz, Fianna Fail, has been following a policy of 'pick and mix' leaning more towards a corporate capital model for development as a result of which the image of Ireland as a welfarist state has taken a back seat. The country's per capita spending on health care, schools education and child welfare measures has been one of the lowest among the EU countries and woefully less when compared with the counterpart in the UK. For instance, the annual spending on all levels of education compared to GDP per capita decreased from 18% to 17.3% between 2001 and 2002 which is way below the EU-25 wherein the average works out to 25.1%. The fact that spending on the primary and secondary education is particularly low speaks a lot about the lack of concern according to many in the areas of child welfare of which child protection is only one constituent. ...read more.

Middle

Access to Health Services: Child Health services must be accessible without the parental consent. The professionals in the public services should have adequate guidelines to protect the children and legislative initiatives in this regard are wanted. Child comes first: The Fine Gail Party has made explicit of its stand that it sands for the rights of the child. Its stress on the need for a family-friendly fiscal policy includes better child care and education. The bone of contention of the party is that current protection levels for children in Ireland is inadequate. It also want the age of consent to be kept at 17 besides asking for full protection of children under the age 15 and this has been submitted to the Dail and Oireachtas committees. The party specifically wants the EU to take an active role in the promotion of basic vetting standards and work towards a uniform system among all the EU nations in an equal manner .By far the vocal criticisms (with a barring exception pertaining the concept of Children First) ...read more.

Conclusion

Children should be conferred with the rights of being heard in all the matters that affect them. The demand of significance towards achieving the above relates to the seeking of an amendment to the 1937 Constitution. This amendment would restore a balance between the rights of the family as a unit and the rights of individual family members. According to it, the current situation is disproportionately in favor of the family which is in conflict with the International convention on the Rights of the Child. this would go a long way in addressing the current deficit in the constitution where there is an explicit absence of recognition of the rights of the children. It has called for the overhauling of the criminal justice system as applicable to the children, especially relating to the sex related issues so that they do not carry stigmas unnecessarily. Children First: All in all the party would promote the cause of Children First which in terms as a good model of development for the Irish Republic. . Reference; Source: Eurostat, Total percentage of the population at risk of poverty after social transfers, http://epp.eurostat.cec.eu.int/portal/page?_pageid=1996,39140985&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL &screen=detailref&language=en&product=STRIND_SOCOHE&root=STRIND_SOCOHE/socohe/sc0 22 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Law section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Law essays

  1. Explain the need for discipline in at least two public services. Analyse the role ...

    These rules and regulations may be in accordance to legal regulations or just rules within that service regarding things such as uniform and punctuality. An example of rules and regulations affecting how they perform their roles are the guidelines for Stop and Search this is included in PACE (the Police and Criminal Evidence Act).

  2. The Law Relating to Negotiable Instruments

    now Hundis are used more and more as internal bills of exchange. Hundis are negotiable instruments under the Act, although they are so independently of the provisions of the Act. They are recognized by custom as negotiable, and the Act recognizes the custom pertaining to Hundis.

  1. Eureopean Union & Child Protection with reference to UK

    This has wide ranging ramifications for family law, education, criminal justice as there are always occasions of emergence of conflict of interests between children and their parents when child protection issues surface that call for separate policies and actions. This is basically because of the fact that the Human Rights

  2. prisoners rights

    stated, "prisons are built with the stones of law". (8) A challenge was made to a prison rule which permitted only one interview in a month with the members of the family or legal advisor in Francis Coralie v Union Territory of Delhi AIR 1981 SC 746 and the rule was held violative, inter alia, of Article 21.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work