Discuss the importance of protection policies for children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

Question 1

One of the general principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is that of ‘full and effective participation and inclusion in society’.

Discuss the extent to which Irish legislation and policy has been effective in achieving this goal. In your answer provide work-based examples to back up any statements made.

Question 2

  • Identify and discuss four types of abuse from which children need protection.
  • Discuss the importance of protection policies for children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

Question 3

Discuss the impact of New Directions and the HIQA Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities on the quality of services provided in Ireland and on the quality of life of people who use these services.

Question 4

Since 1998 Ireland has been getting closer to an inclusive education system.

Discuss the key pieces of legislation and policy in place, and the supports available to pupils and to schools to make this a reality.