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Alcohol Action Ireland. (2019) Alcohol Action Ireland submission to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs on its Statement of Strategy, 2020-2022. Dublin: Alcohol Action Ireland.

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Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) is a non-government organisation for alcohol-related issues. It is an independent voice for advocacy and policy change, working to reduce levels of alcohol harm in Ireland and improve public health, safety and wellbeing.

As set out in the government policy documents Better Outcomes Brighter Futures1 and First 52, AAI welcomes the Department’s commitment to early intervention with children and families with mental health needs or substances abuse,3 and indeed its strong commitment to developing services for parents with substances misuse needs and/or mental health challenges.

AAI strongly recommends that the Department of Children and Youth Affairs fully implement its specific alcohol misuse commitments in relation to children within a range of policy documents including:

  • Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery. A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025.
  • Healthy Ireland: A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2025.
  • National Youth Strategy 2015-2020. Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
  • National Strategy for Women and Girls 2017-2020: creating a better society for all.
  • Better Outcomes Brighter Futures. The national policy framework for children & young people 2014-2020.
  • First 5: A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families 2019-2028 and Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children.

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