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A film produced by a Mayo-based organisation on the impact of domestic abuse on children was launched last week in Dublin Castle, by Emily Logan, ombudsman for children. The film, from MCI Ireland, highlights issues that arise for children in the context of domestic abuse after a couple separates. Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan stressed “the importance of services that not only invest in children and families but that also hear directly from children”, adding that this was the only way “we can get a true understanding of how issues such as domestic violence impact upon them”.
Twenty two transition year students from Balla Secondary School, Castlebar, visited the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to take part in the OCO’s human rights education programme.
A researcher has hailed the “spectacular progress” made by a Castlebar-based children’s project and said its work was a model for other countries to follow. “What’s going on here in Mayo is of international significance,” said Professor Howard Stevenson of the University of Lincoln. He was speaking at the open day of MCI, an organisation for young people living with domestic abuse and family conflict in Ireland.
Children are often the forgotten victims of domestic abuse, said the manager of MCI (Mayo Children’s Initiative), the first and only project in the country to put the needs and rights of children living with domestic abuse centre stage.
Emily Logan, Ireland’s Ombudsman for Children, will be the special guest of honour at the Mayo Children’s Initiative (MCI) information Open Day on Friday April 27 next, at MCI’s offices at 15-20 Sean Bhaile, Castle Street, Castlebar, starting at 11am.