Breakfast discussion on the Importance of Prevention and Early Intervention - October 6th - 8am National College of Ireland

As part of the Hands Up for Children campaign, the Early Learning Initiative,

National College of Ireland Invites you to join us for a

Breakfast Discussion on the Importance of Prevention and Early Intervention

Chaired by Dr Phillip Matthews, President of NCI

Taking part will be local public representatives, including Kevin Humphreys, Minister for Employment, Community and Social Support; Paschal Donohue TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport; and Maureen O’Sullivan, Independent TD along with the Hands up for Children spokesperson, Marian Quinn

Date: Tuesday 6th October

Refreshments served at 7.45am

Discussion will begin at 8am promptly.

Venue: Kelly Theatre, National College of Ireland

RSVP: Roisin Dunne
Tel: 01 4498 757

RSVP by Monday 28th September 2015

Hands Up for Children is a new campaign which believes that smart investment in children is the best way to secure Ireland’s future. We want to see a move away from crisis driven responses to children and families in need, towards preventative ones. This would include accessible, high quality universal services as well as timely targeted supports for those that need them. It is a critical issue because children’s equality of opportunity can be permanently undermined if they begin their lives at a disadvantage in terms of physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being.

"Hands Up for Children" campaign is an initiative of the Prevention and Early Intervention Network ( which currently has almost thirty membership organisations.

The campaign is calling for an increased investment in prevention and early intervention for children and families, and a commitment to gradually realigning resources from crisis driven interventions to preventative ones.

Follow us on Twitter: @handup4children

About the Early Learning Initiative at National College of Ireland

The Early Learning Initiative (ELI) at National College of Ireland supports families, communities and schools in the college’s local area, the Dublin Docklands, to support the education of children from birth onwards. Without this early intervention, generations of children’s life chances will have been determined before their first day at school. Through literacy, numeracy and home visiting programmes, the Early Learning Initiative is helping to create a high-achieving, cohesive Docklands community.

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