Influencing policy and practice is a core objective of the PEIN.
In working to achieve this, the PEIN has made a number of submissions to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs over the past months and years, advocating for a central place for PEI in Irish policy.
In the most recent statement of government policy for children, “Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures” (2014 – 2020), the importance of PEI is confirmed and reflected and a number of important commitments to PEI have been made.
Making sure that the State serves and protects our children and young people s a top priority for this government. Enda Kenny, Taoiseach