All local schools called on to mark Universal Children’s Day

All schools in Dublin South and West are being asked to mark Universal Children’s Day next Monday (20th).

Dublin South West TD and Independent Minister Katherine Zappone made the call as she the met the Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, to discuss plans for the day.

Minister Zappone says it is an opportunity to celebrate the rights of the child – and increase awareness,

The Independent TD wants all schools, youth clubs and organisations to check out www.childrensday.ie.

She says the day comes as important steps are about to be taken to improve child protections in our own country with the annual budget for the Child and Family Agency passing 750m euro for the first time.