Animal therapy for teens making a difference

Worrying story from the UK today on child protection. A report found that too many vulnerable children face “clear and present risk of harm” because of serious failings in council child protection department.  The child protection system is permeated by “widespread levels of mediocre provision”, the report said. “Too many children are not receiving the services they … Continue reading Animal therapy for teens making a difference

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Life Centre is a “life support” for students

The work of The Cork Life Centre is all about journeys; not just journey’s through education but through life. Here a therapist at the centre talks about the brave journey young people make to her door. When the students come to therapy they have already travelled through the whole of The Life Centre -both literally, … Continue reading Life Centre is a “life support” for students

Leaving Cert Exams: 7 Years of Hell in 7 Days

An extremely powerful piece from one of our students.     Leaving Cert Exams: 7 Years of Hell in 7 Days 7 years I have been in the second level education system in Ireland. 7 whole years. I have undergone 7 years of scaremongering, of judgements, threats and dismission and condemnation. 4 years of being terrified … Continue reading Leaving Cert Exams: 7 Years of Hell in 7 Days

Report outlines risks teens take to escape conflict, despair and poverty

As part of our blog, we are starting a weekly round up of news and views concerning child welfare and children's rights from around the world. Feel free to comment - here or on Twitter! First up is an eye-opening report released by Unicef today. 1. Migrant children making the perilous journey to Europe to escape … Continue reading Report outlines risks teens take to escape conflict, despair and poverty

Fighting the “war” on depression

One of our students recently wrote this magnificent and moving piece, which was published on SpunOut.ie. We are reproducing the article here in full with links to SpunOut's help pages. "Depression is awful; it can easily be fatal. It kills you slowly, agonisingly, from the inside until you are nothing but an empty shell, unable to think or to … Continue reading Fighting the “war” on depression

“We celebrate not just our final achievement but the journey made towards it”

“We celebrate not just our final achievement but the journey made towards it”   Eleesha.   Last week we gathered as a community to celebrate the many achievements of our students. Our Annual Awards Night is an opportunity to recognise the many gifts and talents of the young people we work with. Their journeys through education … Continue reading “We celebrate not just our final achievement but the journey made towards it”