1.For the first time, the Constitution will take a child-centred approach to the protection of all children and will allow for the State to better support families who are struggling, rather than wait for a situation to reach crisis point.
2.Allow up to 2,000 children, currently in long-term State care, the opportunity to be adopted and given a second chance at a loving, stable and permanent family.
3.Base child care, adoption, guardianship, custody and access decisions on what is in the best interests of the child.
4.Ensure that judges listen to the views of children when making decisions in child care, adoption, guardianship, custody and access cases
5.Set out how we, as a country, now view and value children and move beyond the damning history of child abuse in Ireland