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Waiting for Scoliosis; A children’s rights issue

In this report we have examined the situation of children waiting for scoliosis treatment as a children’s rights issue. We decided to prepare and publish this report to offer a real insight into the extent to which children’s rights are being respected in the health sector in Ireland, in line with the Government’s commitments on a national and international level. This report raises huge concerns about the serious and ongoing violations of the rights of children waiting for scoliosis treatment. The powerful testimonies provided by the children and young people about their lived experiences make for chilling reading and, highlight the importance of listening to their views. However, listening is not enough. There is an onus on us all to act and for the Government to fully and meaningfully address all of the issues raised.