Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has said his party will be calling for a ‘YES’ vote in the Children’s Referendum on November 10th, following the long awaited publication of the wording of the proposed amendment.
“Given that the wording is almost identical to that proposed by our Director of Elections Barry Andrews and agreed by the previous Government in January 2011, Fianna Fáil will be supporting the proposed Constitutional and mounting a vigorous ‘YES’ campaign.
“I will be working alongside Barry and the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party urging our own members and the public at large to support this important change to the Constitution. Simultaneously, I plan to make a strong case to the Minister for adequate resources to be put in place to support the measures introduced by the change, including additional social workers and child protection structures.
“It is a matter of fact that significant progress has been made in the area of child protection over the last 10 years. This constitutional change is the natural next step in that process.”