Recent Submissions

  • Waiting Lists Affect Child Development 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2017)
    We know childhood only lasts a short space of time and during this time children go through stages of growth and development not matched at any other point in their lives. Getting access to medical assessments and treatment ...
  • Enough is Enough. We Must Now Prioritise Children in Ireland 

    Barnardos (2009)
    Barnardos today welcomed the long awaited publication of the Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin Diocese report, particularly welcoming the report's inclusion of strong and unequivocal statements regarding the collusion ...
  • Barnardos’ submission to the Joint Committee on the Constitutional Amendment on Children: Proposed Amendment to Article 42 (A) of the Constitution 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2008)
    Barnardos’ vision is of an Ireland where childhood is valued and every child is cherished equally. We welcomed Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s thoughtful and considered words at the announcement of the Government’s decision to ...
  • Reflections on Ireland’s UPR Process - from a Children’s Rights Perspective 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2015)
    There have been some welcome developments in relation to the advancement of children’s rights since Ireland’s last UPR review in 2010, including most significantly the 31st Constitutional amendment which introduced ...
  • Presentation to Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2011)
    Barnardos welcomes the opportunity to present to the Committee and I would like to thank Deputy White and members for inviting us this morning. Barnardos provides services to children and families in 42 projects across ...
  • Presentation to TD briefing on Public Health (Alcohol) Bill for Alcohol Action Ireland 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2016)
    Barnardos welcomes the main provisions in the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill which aim to tackle Ireland’s harmful relationship with alcohol and bring about significant improvements in public health, safety and wellbeing. ...
  • Barnardos Waiting List Survey Factsheet 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2017)
    Barnardos is calling on the Government to immediately address the extensive waiting lists for children's health assessments and treatments in Ireland. Getting access to medical assessments and treatment when a child needs ...
  • Update on Saving Childhood Ryan/ Saving Childhood 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, No date)
    On 20th May 2010, to mark the first anniversary of the Ryan report, Barnardos and seven other organisations working directly with children or adult survivors of child abuse came together to launch the Saving Childhood ...
  • Reorganising Child and Family Support Services: Discussion Paper 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2011)
    Services for children and families in Ireland have long been divided across political Department lines, particularly at the national level. On the ground, services have developed in an ad hoc manner, responding to local ...
  • The Experience and Scale of Child Poverty in Ireland 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2010)
    Across Ireland, Barnardos services are seeing daily the impact of the recession on children and families, many of whom are struggling to cope against a backdrop of reduced household income and widespread cuts to public ...
  • Moving On: Aftercare Provision in Ireland 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2012)
    As children journey through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood the majority experience love, support and stability that enables them to grow into independent, self assured adults. They often stay in the family ...
  • Child Homelessness: Factsheet 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2017)
    Current statistics on the scale of child homelessness in Ireland
  • Universalism - The Preferred and most Effective Option 

    Harvey, Brian (Barnardos, 2014)
    As Ireland emerges from the economic and social crisis, attention will turn to the future society that the country will build for its citizens, including its children. From the 1930s, European countries have struggled ...
  • Pre-Budget Submission to the Department of Social Protection 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2015)
    Irish political and public discourse has firmly shifted from recession to recovery. This rhetoric is supported by Exchequer accounts, with the Government announcing it expects a substantial surplus in this year’s budget.1 ...
  • Stand for Children: The Children's Manifesto 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2011)
    Children have been set low on the list of political priorities in Ireland for far too long. Too often they have been sidelined and voiceless. Those living in communities who are disenfranchised and marginalised are even ...
  • Submission on Children First Bill 2012 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2012-05)
    Barnardos welcomes the opportunity to make a submission and presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children on the Children First Bill 2012. Barnardos has been a long time advocate of placing Children ...
  • National Vetting Bureau Bill - Committee Stage Debate 

    Barnardos; The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (Barnardos, 2012-10-17)
    Barnardos and ISPCC strongly welcomes the National Vetting Bureau Bill 2012. While it is disappointing that this Bill copies the 2011 Bill in proposing only the vetting of those in identified employment types rather than ...
  • Submission to Irish Council of Civil Liberty to feed into the Universal Periodic Review 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2011-02-24)
    Barnardos welcomes the opportunity to input into the Irish Council of Civil Liberties’ NGO report to the UN Human Rights Council. Barnardos believes that scrutinising Ireland’s performance through the Universal Periodic ...
  • Submission on Ireland's 4th Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2012-05)
    Barnardos welcomes the opportunity to feed into Ireland’s fourth Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. This submission will only comment on those articles that have direct and ...
  • Submission on the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2010 Following Seanad Debate 

    Barnardos; Irish Association of Young People in Care; Irish Foster Care Association (Barnardos, 2010)
    Following the Seanad debates on the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2009, Barnardos, the Irish Association of Young People in Care and the Irish Foster Care Association (hereafter referred to as the group) continues to have ...

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