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Good Governance Awards 2024 Open for Entries

Any nonprofit organisation in Ireland, whether a charity, company, sports club or community association, can enter its annual report and financial statements into the Awards for free and it will receive individual feedback to help improve future annual reports. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in November.

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The Headway Podcast: Your Resource for Brain Injury Support & Stories

We are thrilled to announce the launch of The Headway Podcast, a new resource dedicated to individuals navigating life with brain injuries & their loved ones. A platform for sharing personal narratives, strategies and unwavering support for those affected by brain injuries.

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National Action Plan for Childminding

The National Action Plan for Childminding is a pathway to be developed over the next 8 years that sets out steps towards regulation, support and subsidies, for all paid, non-relative childminders.

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Family Carers Ireland: State of Caring 2024 Survey - A Call for Urgent Action

Family Carers Ireland unveiled its ‘State of Caring 2024’ Survey, revealing an alarming and deteriorating situation for family carers across the country. The extensive survey, with responses from 2,127 family carers, highlights the crushing impact of systemic neglect, financial strain and a deepening housing crisis.

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Belong To Primary 2024 - Key Survey Findings

According to new research, primary school staff across Ireland overwhelmingly support being LGBTQ+ inclusive for their pupils – with 90% believing it is important for those working in primary schools to know about LGBTQ+ inclusivity. Some 80% feel comfortable with a pupil coming out to them as LGBTQ+.

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Barnardos Cost of Living Report 2024

Barnardos commissioned Amarach Research to carry out a nationally representative survey with 1,000 parents/guardians with children aged under 18 in their care. The survey was carried out in April 2024. We also discussed cost of living issues directly with parents in over 10 Barnardos services across the country.

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Safeguarding Ireland urges people to make an Advance Healthcare Directive

Safeguarding Ireland are encouraging more people to put in place and Advance Healthcare Directive (a document in which a person writes down their future healthcare decisions including refusals / consents on treatment, surgery, medicines & resuscitation) as just 4% of people in Ireland have one according to new research from RED C.

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New Community National Schools Opening in Cork, Kerry & Limerick

Three primary schools that were formerly under the patronage of the Catholic Church will reopen this September as multi-denominational Community National Schools. The three schools – in Cork, Kerry and Limerick – will all now fall under the patronage of their local Education and Training Board (ETB).

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Children’s Rights Alliance’s Child Poverty Monitor 2024

This is the third edition of the Children’s Rights Alliance’s Child Poverty Monitor. The Monitor tracks government progress on reducing the number of children experiencing poverty, showcases best practice solutions and spotlights key areas of concern.

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Irish Heart Foundation: Blood Pressure Check Encouraged ‘Before Damage is Done’

The Irish Heart Foundation is urging people to avoid a ‘silent killer’ by getting their blood pressure checked. The three-minute checks with GPs or local pharmacies are a vital tool in detecting high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and dementia.

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