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Doran, Jennifer and Ni Chualain, Cliona (2000) Childcare needs of drug using parents in Clondalkin. (Unpublished) Dublin: Clondalkin Drug Task Force.

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This report was prepared by a sub-group established by Clondalkin Drugs Task Force formed to examine issues related to childcare needs of amongst drug using parents in the Clondalkin area. The sub-group consisted of representatives from various agencies and groups providing services to drug users in Clondalkin. The aims of the research initiated by the sub-group were to:
1. Assess the practical childcare needs of drug users.
2. Clarify what are the existing childcare facilities in Clondalkin that can be availed of by drug using parents.
3. Match the specific needs of drug users to the existing childcare facilities.
4. Identify gaps that may exist between need and availability.

The report provides the results of consultation with parents, and makes a number of recommendations including the co-ordination and co-operation of drug treatment agencies/addiction services providing services to drug using parents; and a client centred approach to be adopted by all childcare service providers in order to ensure that the needs of drug users are met.

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