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Ireland. Department of Health and Children. (1999) Children first: national guidelines for the protection and welfare of children. Dublin: Stationery Office.

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These National Guidelines are intended to assist people in identifying and reporting child abuse. They aim, in particular, to clarify and promote mutual understanding among statutory and voluntary organisations about the contributions of different disciplines and professions to child protection. They emphasise that the needs of children and families must be at the centre of child care and child protection activity and that a partnership approach must inform the delivery of services. They also highlight the importance of consistency between policies and procedures across health boards and other statutory and voluntary organisations. They emphasise in particular that the welfare of children is of paramount importance.

Pages:168 p.
Publisher:Stationery Office
Corporate Creators:Ireland. Department of Health and Children
Place of Publication:Dublin
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
T Demographic characteristics > Child of person who uses substances
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
T Demographic characteristics > Child
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations

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