Naughten welcomes Barnardos acknowledgement that court is not best way to encourage school attendance

In Campaigns, Child Benefit Reform, Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

We need new ways to secure children’s education.    Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the acknowledgement by Barnardos that the current legal system – which drags the parents of up to 200 children who miss over a month of school without any reason through the courts – needs to be reformed.  Each year the parents of 800 children who have missed more than …

Education Minister could look to own Dept. for child benefit savings – Naughten

In Child Benefit Reform by Denis Naughten

School attendance payment could create €50m fund for pre-school extension Abolishing child benefit for school age children and replacing it with a school attendance payment would lead to savings of up to €50m which could be used to fund a targeted extra pre-school year for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, claims Denis Naughten TD. “The Education Minister has the tools at …

School Attendance Payment FAQs

In Campaigns, Child Benefit Reform, Education, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Linking Child Benefit to School Attendance FAQs School attendance up to the age of 16 years is a statutory requirement under the Education (Welfare) Act 2000.  Consequently, all recipients of child benefit are legally required to attend school up to this age.     A number for frequently asked questions regarding my proposals to link child benefit with a  school …