Launch of “Building Children’s Futures” Report

Alan March 1, 2024

Foróige and leading children’s advocacy organisations across Ireland joined together on 28th Feb to mark the launch of Building Children’s Future’s: Using Children’s Rights to Recover from the Global Pandemic. The newly published report explores how key decisions made in Ireland during the Covid-19 pandemic impacted children’s and young people's lives.

The research, conducted in part by young people themselves, interviewed 50 children and young people and 13 officials who played a key part in decision making during the pandemic. It reflects on what Ireland did right and could have done differently to ensure children’s rights were protected during periods of lockdown.

The project was funded by the EU commission and led by the Children’s Rights Alliance in partnership with the Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth, Tusla – Ireland’s Child and Family Agency and Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC), Eurochild, Foróige and UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre University of Galway.

Foróige convened the Children and Young People's Advisory Group alongside the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at the University of Galway.

A huge well done & congratulations to the young people involved in this project!

Read the full report here.