Category Archives: Education

Cross-border children’s policy

North/South co-operation on child protection is supported by both administrations and has resulted in tangible progress. When 250 delegates attended an all-island child protection conference in Dundalk last May, it marked a...

Children’s strategy drafted

Junior ministers Jonathan Bell and Jennifer McCann have published a draft children’s strategy for Northern Ireland, designed to tackle child poverty and improve children’s rights. The final strategy, due to be published...

PlayBoard: driving the play agenda

PlayBoard is an independent charity which promotes best practice in play and playwork. The organisation provides advice, guidance and training to support all those who have an interest in, or whom have...

Progress on childcare

Employers For Childcare Charitable Group broadly welcomes the arrival of the Northern Ireland Executive’s Programme for Affordable and Integrated Childcare. ‘Bright Start’, the Strategic Framework and Key First Actions, is the precursor...

NCB events focus on child investment

Children’s charity NCB Northern Ireland plans to host a series of events to increase understanding about when to invest in a child’s life for maximum impact. Speakers will include Steve Aos (Washington...

Education: thinking outside the box

Sir Robert Salisbury has been commended for turning round the Garibaldi School, a failing post-primary in Nottinghamshire, and has reviewed education policy in Northern Ireland. He shares his thoughts on improving the...