10 November 2010

Ireland - New child protection internet facility

The governments of the Republic of Ireland and of Northern Ireland have launched a new online child protection internet facility. The resource, believed to be the first of its kind, will be available for use by child protection professionals in the Republic and Northern Ireland. The cross-border initiative was jointly launched in Newry, Co Down, by Minister for Children and Youth Barry Andrews and the Stormont Social Services Minister, Michael McGimpsey. Mr Andrews said the new facility would be updated daily, and would provide comprehensive information across a range of issues for staff working with children.