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The Oberstown Annual Report 2020 report gives an update on ongoing progress in Oberstown to provide the best possible care for young people through the CEHOP framework. Highlights include:

  • The adoption of the new Children’s Rights Policy Framework, establishing a new rights-based approach to policy and procedure for all aspects of the Oberstown Campus.
  • Successful stewardship of the organisation through a period of substantial change and challenge in light of COVID-19.
  • The 2020 HIQA inspection resulted in no findings of non-compliance in any of the areas examined, with the Campus found to be ‘compliant’ or ‘substantially compliant’ across all three standards assessed.
  • The establishment of a Board Young People Committee which, combined with the work of the Advocacy Officer, enabled the Board to hear directly from young people on a regular basis.
  • Achievement by young people at Oberstown of 22 Gaisce awards in 2020 – 1 gold (a first for the Campus), 3 silver and 18 bronze – rewarding months and in some cases years of work.
  • Oberstown’s commitment to employee health and wellbeing earned IBEC KeepWell Mark accreditation. Oberstown won the IBEC Wellbeing Initiative of the Year 2020.
  • Oberstown ran five separate personal development and life skills programmes for young people in 2020 and offered an extensive range of recreational and educational programmes, including vocational training such as a motor mechanics workshop, fitness instructor training and barista training.

Read the report here.