Recent Submissions

  • Submission on Ireland’s 4th Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2012)
    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 ...
  • A Shared Understanding of Childhood Domestic Violence and Abuse 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    One of the most basic human rights principles is the right to live free from violence, including the threat of violence. Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which came into force ...
  • Winter Waiting List Report 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018-11)
    In 2017 Barnardos published two reports examining the issue of children waiting for health and developmental treatment. Our reports uncovered widespread delays and inconsistencies in the delivery of children’s health ...
  • Summer Waiting List Report 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018-06)
    In 2017 Barnardos published two reports examining the issue of children waiting for health and developmental treatment. Our reports uncovered widespread delays and inconsistencies in the delivery of children’s health ...
  • Waiting List Report 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2017-12)
    In spring 2017 Barnardos’ ‘Waiting Lists Affect Child Development’ policy-briefing examined the existing state of waiting lists for a number of children’s health services and the impact they are having on children’s ...
  • Barnardos updated infographic on waiting lists 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018)
    Updated statistics relevant to waiting lists for Speech and Language, Mental Health Services, and Disability Assessment with regional breakdowns.
  • Infographic on waiting lists 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018)
    Statistics relevant to waiting lists for Speech and Language, Mental Health Services, and Disability Assessment with regional breakdowns.
  • Useful Statistics for Projects 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    24 facts and figures relating to a variety of issues Barnardos is concerned about. Some of these may be very useful for CSPE and Transition Year projects. Please refer to our website www.barnardos.ie for most recent updated ...
  • A Child Centered Response to Domestic Abuse 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
    Six things Barnardos has learnt about children experiencing violence in their home.
  • Child abuse through the Internet 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2019)
    New technologies such as the internet, although very valuable, can put children at risk of exploitation and harm. The internet can give people who are interested in abusing or exploiting children a new medium to network, ...
  • Supporting Parents and Improving Child Outcomes 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018)
    In February 2018 Barnardos launched its LOST Childhood campaign. The campaign shines a light on the fact that for one in seven children in Ireland their childhood is lost. These children have their dreams and chance at a ...
  • Submission on the Review of the Child Care Act 1991 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018)
    Barnardos welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs on the review of the Child Care Act 1991 (CCA). Barnardos works with more than 14,000 families each year. For many of ...
  • Programme for Government Recommendations 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
    The Covid19 crisis has had widespread implications for children and families in Ireland. Children are bearing an enormous burden placed on them by this pandemic. Vulnerable and at risk children, such as those Barnardos ...
  • Parental Leave 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018)
    Parents have the biggest influence on a child’s early life, particularly in their first year. The experiences children have during their first year lays the foundation for the rest of their childhood and for the adults ...
  • The Hidden Housing Crisis 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2016)
    Children need a safe, warm and secure place to call home. Inadequate, unsafe or insecure housing has serious repercussions; affecting a child’s mental and physical health, social and emotional development, education and ...
  • Hidden Homelessness: Key Recommendations 

    Barnardos, Focus Ireland, Simon Communities in Ireland, Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Barnardos, 2018)
    The housing crisis engulfing the country has been steadily expanding over a number of years. As time has gone on, Government initiatives aimed at tackling the crisis have failed to stem the tide of homelessness, curb ...
  • Hidden Homelessness: What's the problem? 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018)
    The housing crisis engulfing the country has been steadily expanding over a number of years. As time has gone on, Government initiatives aimed at tackling the crisis have failed to stem the tide of children into homelessness, ...
  • Towards a Scandinavian Childcare System for 0-12 Year Olds in Ireland? 

    Barnardos; Start Strong (Barnardos, 2012)
    Barnardos and Start Strong have worked together to prepare this short paper that compares the current provision of childcare and after-school services in Ireland for 0-12 year olds with the Scandinavian systems to which ...
  • Barnardos Manifesto regarding General Election 2020 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
    The children and families that Barnardos work with have been affected by traumatic life events such as abuse, parental mental health, bereavement and addiction. In 2019, we saw a marked increase in the number of children ...
  • Third National Domestic Violence Strategy 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    Barnardos has been delivering quality, evidenced based services, providing practical and emotional supports to children, parents and families for almost 60 years. In 2020 we worked with more than 18,000 children and families ...

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