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childcare and children

6.29.2005

The ombudsman for children yesterdayrelease her first report but there are a number of points that she made, which i think we should all be taking on board.
The first is that our childcare initiatives take little or no account of the welfare of the child and are merely functions of labour and work, this is a wholly unsatisfactory situation and is requiring of a broader government strategy on childcare and children. THe fact that both Mcdowell and Harney can legislate on chilcare is anomolous and unhelpful.
A genuine concerted effort to improve the standard of living for children must also provide for some early education which according to esri is very bad in ireland.
This means higher taxes for all of us but in my view its a price worht paying.
RR

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