Throughout 2022 Children in Hospital Ireland has continued our work advocating for rights and welfare of children and their families before, during, and after hospitalisation. Check out our newsletter to find out more about the work we have been involved with. Please note - This document includes clickable links. If you wish to find out more about any of the topics listed in the newsletter simply click on it and you will be redirected to the relevant source. Further information about our advocacy work can be found here Children in Hospital Ireland Advocacy Newsletter 2022
Our call for a new social protection payment in Budget 2023 has received a great response. Check out some of the media coverage we have received. Anna and Yvonne's story - Irish Daily Mail Ayla and Yvonne's story - Virgin Media News Fiachra Brennan, Policy Officer on the Pat Kenny Show - Newstalk, Friday August 26 James and Cllr Vicki Casserly's story - The Echo Coverage of our pre-budget submission - The Irish Independent Coverage of our pre-budget submission - HerFamily.ie Coverage of our pre-budget submission - Dublinlive.ie Click here to read our full pre-budget submission
Sir, – The article “Supreme Court dismisses father and son’s appeal over care allowance while child was hospitalised” (News, July 4th) highlights once more the failure of existing Government supports to respond adequately to the particular and very significant financial pressures experienced by families when a child becomes seriously ill and requires prolonged hospitalisation. Click here to read the full Letter to the Editor from Children in Hospital Ireland.
Report - Financial Stress of Having a Child in Hospital Summary - The Financial Stress of Having a Child in Hospital
The article Laws 'must state no children will be admitted to adult mental health facilities' (Irish Examiner, December 1) is a timely reminder of the need for increased investment in mental health services for children and young people. Click here to read the full letter to the Editor from Children in Hospital Ireland (CIH).
Children in Hospital Ireland places great importance on ensuring volunteers are supported and valued. The CIH strategic plan lists among its 6 priorities “to continue to support, value and appreciate those who volunteer their time and talents to enable CIH carry out its work.” CIH has a responsibility to its volunteers to: Provide well-defined role descriptions setting out clear expectations and boundaries. Organise regular training and meetings for volunteers. Provide up-to-date child protection and health and safety training Maintain recruitment, selection, training and supervisory procedures of the highest standard for all volunteers with secure and adequate records. Foster and [...]