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STATE OF THE NATIONS CHILD: IRELAND 2006Towards a better understanding of children’s livesAnne-Marie Brooks28th June 2007

background 1
BACKGROUND (1)
  • Commitment given in the National Children’s Strategy
  • Compiled by the Research Division, Office of the Minister for Children in association with:
      • The Central Statistics Office
      • The Statistics Division of the Department of Health and Children
      • The Health Promotion Unit, National University of Galway, Ireland
  • Range of reviewers of single indicators from policy, research and service provider areas
background 2
BACKGROUND (2)
  • A background review of indicators sets in use elsewhere and the compilation of an inventory of key indicators, domains and indicator selection criteria;
  • A feasibility study of the availability of national statistics to construct the indicators identified in the previous step;
  • A study on Children’s Understandings of Well-Being; and
  • A consensus process referred to as a Delphi technique, where participants on ‘a panel of expertise’ agreed indicators for use in the Irish context.
principles
PRINCIPLES
  • Go beyond basic survival in its representation of well-being
  • Focus on positive as well as negative aspects of children’s lives
  • Take account of the experience of childhood in itself
  • Include some of the new domains of child well-being
selection criteria
SELECTION CRITERIA
  • Comprehensive coverage
  • Children of all ages
  • Clear and comprehensible
  • Positive outcomes
  • Forward-looking
  • Rigorous methods
  • Geographically detailed
  • Cost-efficient
  • Reflective of social goals
aim of the report
AIM OF THE REPORT
  • Describes the lives of children in Ireland
  • Tracks changes over time
  • Benchmarks progress in Ireland relative to other countries
structure of the report 1
STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT (1)
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Section 1: Socio-demographics
  • Section 2: Children’s relationships: -Parental relationships

- Peers relationships

  • Section 3: Children’s outcomes:

- Education

- Health

- Social, emotional and behavioural

  • Section 4: Formal and informal supports
  • Index
structure of the report 2
STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT (2)
  • Context
  • Significance
  • Findings: description according to:
        • gender,
        • Age,
        • Geography,
        • Social class,
        • International comparisons
  • Technical notes
  • Access further information
state of the nations child socio demographics
STATE OF THE NATIONS CHILD Socio-Demographics
  • % population under 18 years:

25% in 2005

  • % children in lone parent families:

14% in 2004

  • Infant mortality rate:

4.8 per 1,000 in 2004

  • Child mortality rate:

4.6 per 10,000 in 2004

state of the nations child children s health outcomes
STATE OF THE NATIONS CHILD Children’s Health Outcomes
  • 5.4% babies born at low birth weight (2003)
  • Breastfeeding initation rates of 44.5% (2003)
  • Youth suicide accounted for 22% of all deaths in the 10-17 year age group (2004)
  • 1,425 substantiated notifications to the Child Protection Notification System (2004)
state of the nations child children s educational outcomes
STATE OF THE NATIONS CHILD Children’s Educational Outcomes

10% children absent from school from primary school for 20 days or more

state of the nations child formal and informal support
STATE OF THE NATIONS CHILD Formal and Informal Support
  • 22.4% of children under 18 at risk of poverty (2004)
  • 17,517 children 7-17 years referred to Garda Juvenile Liaison Programme (2005)
  • 5,060 children and young people in the care of the Health Services Executive (2004)
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STATE OF THE NATIONS CHILD

KEY CONSIDERATIONS

state of the nations child key considerations
STATE OF THE NATIONS CHILDKey Considerations
  • Indicators need to be available over time;
  • International comparisons are needed;
  • Information on subgroups is needed;
  • Information on local services is needed;
  • Regional-specific data are crucial; and
  • A high level of disaggregation is needed.
well being indicators indicators need to be available over time
WELL-BEING INDICATORSIndicators need to be available over time

Decrease in infant mortality rate:

4.8 per 1,000 in 2004

6.3 per 1,000 in 2000

well being indicators international comparisons are needed
WELL-BEING INDICATORSInternational Comparisons are needed

Eg: infant mortality rate:

Ireland:

4.8 per 1,000 in 2004

6.3 per 1,000 in 2000

Sweden:

3.1 per 1,000 in 2004

EU-25:

4.0 per 1,000 in 2004

well being indicators information on sub groups is needed
WELL-BEING INDICATORSInformation on sub-groups is needed

Eg: SIDS infant mortality rate:

Irish children:

0.7 per 1,000 in 2002

Traveller children:

8.8 per 1,000 in 2002

well being indicators information on services in needed
WELL-BEING INDICATORSInformation on services in needed
  • 22,335 households with children needing social housing. This represents a decrease of 24% since 2002 (2005)
  • 17,517 children 7-17 years referred to Garda Juvenile Liaison Programme (20% as a result of alcohol related offences) (2005)
  • In April 2006, 1,761 children were known to be on a hospital waiting list for treatment. 40% of these children were on the hospital waiting list for 3-6 months and 26% for one year or more.
well being indicators regional specific data are crucial
WELL-BEING INDICATORSRegional-specific data are crucial
  • Public health nursing home visit within 48 hours for newborn babies ranged from 59% in ERHA to 95.5% in WHB (2004 data)
state of the nations child next steps
STATE OF THE NATIONS CHILDNext Steps
  • State of the Nations Child Report 2008
  • Investment in new, and improvement of existing data sources
  • National Data Strategy for Children
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Office of the Minister for Children

Department of Health and Children

Hawkins House

Dublin 2

Phone: (01) 635 4000

[email protected]

State of the Nations Child Report 2006

can be downloaded from:

www.omc.gov.ie

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