Policy Submissions and Positions

One Family responds independently and in collaboration with other organisations to calls for policy submissions on a wide-range of issues annually. We also develop position papers on important and emergent issues. Our core policy positions are set out in our yearly Pre-Budget Submission.

Pre-Budget Submissions
Family Law
  • 2021 | Family Justice Oversight Group Consultation. Link here.
  • 2021 | Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice – Submission on the General Scheme of the Family Court Bill. Link here
  • 2019 | Development of a Long-Term Courts Service Strategy 2019-2025. Link here.
  • 2019 | Vision for a Court Welfare System. Link here.
  • 2018 | Fifth Programme of Law Reform (Family Law) Submission Link here.
  • 2017 | Courts Service Strategic Plan 2017-2020. Link here.
  • 2017 | On the Regulation of the Practices of ‘Child’s Views’ Experts. Link here.
Poverty and Social Inclusion
  • 2021 | One Family Submission to the Child Maintenance Review Group Link here.
  • 2019 | Low Pay Commission – Submission on the National Minimum Wage. Link here.
  • 2019 | Department of Social Protection: Submission on the Revised Control and Anti-Fraud Strategy 2019-2023 (via the European Anti-Poverty Network) Link here.
  • 2019 | Child Maintenance Position Paper. Link here.
  • 2018 | Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: NGO Sub-Group on Child Poverty. (BOBF) Link here.
  • 2017 | Working Family Payment. Link here.
Child and Family Policy
  • 2021 | Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration – Submission on the General Scheme of the Parent’s Leave and Benefit (Amendment) Bill. Link here
  • 2020 | Mother and Baby Home Commission Link here.
  • 2020 | Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality Link here
National One-Parent Family Alliance
  • 2021 | Joint NGO submission Position on Child Maintenance. Link here
  • 2021 | Joint NGO submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration on the General Scheme of the Parent’s Leave and Benefit (Amendment) Bill. Link here
  • 2020 | Joint NGO submission COVID-19 & One-parent families Link here
Education
  • 2021 | Submission to the Higher Education Authority on the National Equity of Access Plan for Higher Education. Link here.
  • 2021 | Submission on the Review of the Student Grant Scheme – SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). Link here.
  • 2019 | SOLAS: Further Education and Training Strategy 2020-2024. Forthcoming. Link here.
  • 2019 | DES (Dept. of Education and Skills) Statement of Strategy 2019-2021. Link here. Online Submission.
  • 2018 | Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Barriers to Education Facing Vulnerable Groups: Lone Parents. Oral: Link here.
  • 2018 | Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: School Costs and Related Matters. Written: Link here. Oral: Link here.
Homelessness and Housing
  • 2021 | Stakeholder Consultation on “Housing for All” Policy Statement and Action Plan.  Link here
European Union
  • 2018 | Coalition 2030 High-Level Political Forum Report May 2018. Ireland’s implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. (European Anti-Poverty Network). Link here.
Other Policy Areas
  • 2021 |  Children Living with Domestic and Sexual Violence Group Joint Submission to the 3rd National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender- based violence. Link here.
  • 2018 | Public Consultation into Role of Voluntary Organisations. Link here. Online Submission.
  • 2017 | Central Statistics Office: Submission on the Content of the Questionnaire for 2021 Census. Link here.