A major new report has just been published by the OECD, Doing Better for Families. The report provides a formidable, statistical overview of a wide range of policy areas that broadly come under the heading of 'family policy'. Read more
Press release, 10/03/2011: Children have a vote at the cabinet table - Start Strong welcomes the new Minister for Children.
Children have a vote at the cabinet table – Start Strong welcomes the new Minister for Children. Read more
Press release, 07/03/2011: New government will only achieve its education ambitions if it prioritises the youngest children
New government will only achieve its education ambitions if it prioritises the youngest children Read more
Start Strong, a coalition of organisations and individuals campaigning for children’s early care and education, is urging the next government to develop a national plan for the care and education of young children. Start Strong Director Ciairín de Buis said “Putting money into early care and education should be an… Read more
All the main political parties have now launched their manifestos for the General Election. It’s disappointing that none of the parties has yet committed to developing a national plan for the care and education of young children – even though it’s a commitment which would not in itself be costly.… Read more
These next few years could be our greatest chance to dream. That might seem strange, given the mess our country is in, but we are shortly about to elect a small group of people who will become our government. And over the next few years that small group of people… Read more