Public Consultation on the next Government Policy Framework for Children and Young People in Ireland
The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has launched a public consultation on the next Government policy framework for children and young people in Ireland. This is the successor to Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People, 2014-2020, and will run from 2023 to 2028. The Minister is now seeking the public’s views on the new policy framework.
You can submit your views up until Monday, 28 February, 2022 by completing our survey below.
The next national policy framework will build on the achievements of the two previous strategies: The National Children’s Strategy: Our Children – Their Lives which ran from 2000 to 2010 and Better Outcomes Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People, 2014-2020. Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures covered all those aged 0-24 and set out Five National Outcomes we want for all children and young people. These were that children and young people:
- Are active and healthy, with positive physical and mental wellbeing.
- Are achieving their full potential in all areas of learning and development.
- Are safe and protected from harm.
- Have economic security and opportunity.
- Are connected, respected and contributing to their world.
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth will work together with other Government Departments and statutory agencies, children and young people, as well as community and voluntary stakeholders, to set out the actions needed to improve outcomes for children and young people in Ireland.
This is the first in a series of consultations that will take place over the course of 2022.
This consultation will help us to identify the main issues and help to shape future consultations. We hope to get as wide a response as possible.
How to Participate
Please complete our survey here.
(Note: An Irish version of the survey is also available by clicking on ‘Gaeilge’ in the Languages menu.) The survey asks you to consider what is going well and what is not going well for children and young people in Ireland and what actions are needed to improve the lives of children and young people.
You can also send a submission to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a written submission to Policy Framework Consultations, Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Block 1, Miesian Plaza, 50-58 Baggot Street, Dublin 2, D02 XWI4, Freepost F5055.
Further details on the consultation and the survey can be found here.