Cork Life Centre children’s rights conference, 2016

We are delighted and excited to host a range of high profile speakers at the Cork Life Centre next week. Here's a rundown of who'll be attending: Tuesday May 3rd 10am Mary Crilly Director, Cork Sexual Violence Centre. Wednesday May 4th 11.30am Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Wednesday May 4th 4pm  Launch … Continue reading Cork Life Centre children’s rights conference, 2016

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Lessons “Sofia” can teach

Sofia, a virtual child created to give a face to refugee children, haunts Cork Life Centre's deputy director, Rachel Lucey. Here, she explains why. Sofia is a virtual child. She was created by UNICEF Sweden using 500 images of real children in conflict to represent many millions of refugee children globally. "I am not real I’m … Continue reading Lessons “Sofia” can teach

Taking children into care is only the start, not the solution

It’s been another bad week for children in Ireland. We saw yet more media reports raising serious questions over the foster care system, and a mother in the west of Ireland was jailed for the most horrific abuse of her own children. This is likely only the tip of the ice-berg. Here at the Cork Life Centre, we see the knock-on … Continue reading Taking children into care is only the start, not the solution