RCNI have reacted to Tusla Child Abuse Substantiation Practice (CASP)

RCNI have reacted to Tusla Child Abuse Substantiation Practice (CASP)   RCNI and Rape Crisis Centres working with survivors of sexual violence are keenly aware of both the positive potential and potential trauma of retrospective reporting and Tusla’s handling of same, for many survivors.   A move towards a standardised approach of handling reports is to be […]

RCNI responds as Minister releases report on Child Protection

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 27th January 2020   RCNI responds as Minister releases report on Child Protection   RCNI strongly welcomes the Expert Assurance Group (EAG) Final Report for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (full title in notes below) on Tusla’s implementation of the HIQA 2018 report recommendations, which was released […]

RCNI Election Manifesto towards freedom from Sexual Violence #GE2020

Download the PDF of RCNI Manifesto 2020 here RCNI Manifesto 4 priorities 2020 RCNI Manifesto 2020 Actions for PoG  

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press release 24th October 2019 RCNI welcomes the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality report on the Reform of the Family Law System

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press release 24th October 2019 RCNI welcomes the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality report on the Reform of the Family Law System

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 17th April 2019 RCNI welcome the new transformative categories in the CSO’s Garda Crime Statistics

Today’s Sexual Violence Garda Crime Statistics release from the Central Statistics Office are a significant improvement on previous releases and tells us so much more than previously. These statistics give us a breakdown of victims by gender, age and time between sexual violence incidents and reporting. For the first time we can see how sexual […]

RCNI warn Oireachtas Committee that child abuse in the family remains hidden in our child protection and legal systems

Dr Clíona Saidléar, RCNI Executive Director said, ‘RCNI today are calling for a commitment to a fit for purpose system to deal with child sexual violence in family law matters. A specialist court is needed to ensure the best child protection response. ‘For many child victims the family is not a safe place, it is […]

Concern as Tusla in the dark on whether it has conducted any joint interviews with Guards on Child sexual Violence

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release Embargoed midnight 26th November 2018 Concern as Tusla in the dark on whether it has conducted any joint interviews with Guards on Child sexual Violence RCNI call on Minister Zappone for clarity following her latest response to a parliamentary question from Deputy Clare Daly to assure us that […]

‘ONE HOUSE’ CHILD-CENTRED SPECIALIST CHILD-ABUSE RESPONSE TO OPEN IN 2019

RCNI welcome the launch today by Dr Katherine Zappone TD, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, in conjunction with the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and the Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan TD, of a pilot ‘One House’ centre for children who have been sexually abused. RCNI commend the three Ministers […]

RCNI press release – Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018

  RCNI urges TDs to ensure survivors of rape are empowered in their decision making within the General Scheme of the Health (Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 debated at second stage in Dáil Éireann on Thursday October 4th   4th October 2018   RCNI call on legislators to ensure that the Health (Termination of Pregnancy) […]