Briefing with Minister O’Gorman on the White Paper on Ending Direct Provision

Following the recent publication of the Government White Paper on Ending Direct Provision and to Establish a New International Protection Support Service, the Children’s Rights Alliance is delighted to invite you to a webinar with Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, to discuss what it means for children and families who are seeking international protection in Ireland.

Minister O’Gorman will give a keynote address which will be followed by a panel discussion. This will be a great opportunity for participants to hear about the roadmap to achieve long-awaited change in this area and to ask questions in relation to the White Paper and its implementation.

Date and Time                 Wednesday 5 May 2pm – 3:30pm

Keynote Address             Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, 
Roderic O’Gorman TD. 

Chair                                  Sinéad O’Carroll, Editor of The Journal.ie

Panel       

  • Carol Baxter, Assistant Secretary General, Justice, International Protection and Equality Division, Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
  • Kate Duggan, Director of Services and Integration, Tusla, the Child and Family Agency
  • Katie Mannion, BCL (NUIG), LLM (Essex), Managing Solicitor of the Irish Refugee Council’s Independent Law Centre
  • Tanya Ward, Chief Executive, Children’s Rights Alliance

The Alliance has produced a short summary of the White Paper from a children and young person’s perspective. You can find the summary here. This event is also very timely given the recent publication of the Ombudsman for Children’s report Safety and Welfare of Children in Direct Provision: An investigation by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office.

You can register with Eventbrite here.

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