Recent Submissions

  • ChildLinks Issue 3 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2001)
    Fifteen-year-old Kim O'Donovan was found dead in a bed and breakfast hostel on August 24" 2000. She had died from a drug overdose. Kim was a vulnerable young woman with great difficulties but also with a lot of promise ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 2: Crime's Effect on Children 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2001)
    As usual the contributions to this journal are grouped around a central theme. The area of crime and its effect on children and young people is highly topical for mainly three reasons: the enactment of the Children Bill; ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 2: Education 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2002)
    Welcome to the summer edition of ChildLinks. As another school year begins, we thought it would be an opportunity to reflect in this issue on the subject of education. The 29th Dail is now formed, bringing with it the ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 2: Perspectives on Play 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2004)
    This edition of ChildLinks, focusing on play, was prompted by the launch by the National Children's Office of Ready, Steady, Play! A National Play Policy earlier this year The document is presented in three colourful ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1: National Children's Strategy 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2001)
    As you know, the National Children’s Strategy was published in November last year. Based on a very broad consultation programme which - for the first time - included children, the Strategy is now government policy and ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1: Changing Families 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2004)
    This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family and this edition of ChildLinks is devoted to the theme of “Changing Families”. The structure and demography of the family in lreland have ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 3: Children and Creativity 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2004)
    The theme of the Barnardos pre-budget submission to Government this year is ‘invest in children’. It may be a cliché to say that children are the future but it is also arguable that investment in children will pay economic ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 3: STEAM Learning in Early Childhood 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2022)
    STEAM education for young children involves teaching science, technology, engineering, arts and maths as an integrated whole. This holistic apporach not only supports children’s learning in the different areas, but enables ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 3: Domestic Violence 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2002)
    The theme of this issue of ChildLinks is domestic violence. Domestic violence has been defined as “the use of physical or emotional force or the threat of physical force or sexual violence in close adult relationships. ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1: Parenthood; Changing Roles, New Challanges 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2002)
    This edition of ChildLinks joins the campaign by exploring aspects of parenting and family life in today’s Ireland. Following the publication of the report of the Commission on the Family, Strengthing Families for Life ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 3: Children in Disadvantaged Communities 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2003)
    As ChildLinks goes to print, the 2004 A Public Spending Estimates have been announced and the policies which will be copperfastened in the 2004 Budget are clear The Government has chosen to implement cuts in a manner ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 2: Children with Special Needs 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2003)
    Children Living Without is the title of an advocacy and public awareness campaign focusing on child poverty which is currently being run by Barnardos. Children going to school hungry e Children going to school with ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1: Alcohol and Families 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2003)
    The theme of this issue of ChildLinks is the misuse of alcohol in Ireland and its detrimental impact on children, young people and families. For many years the major focus of concern was on underage drinking and there ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 3: Research in Early Childhood Care and Education 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2010)
    Two important documents to do with the future of early childhood care and education in Ireland were launched in December, which, in the Christmas rush, received little public attention. I am referring firstly to ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 2: Child Protection 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2010)
    Welcome to the autumn edition of Childlinks which focuses on Child Protection. Insight into the current state of the child protection system is provided in the Ombudsman for Children’s Office investigation of Children ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1: Children's Participation 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2005)
    This issue of ChildLinks is devoted to the theme of children’s participation. The concept of children’s participation is firmly accepted in the minds of practitioners and policy-makers alike. Hopefully the sharing of ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 2: Children & Loss 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2005)
    The issue of child poverty is still very prevalent in Ireland today. Although in many cases it is hidden poverty in that it is not as visible or public as the effects say of the famine on the children in Niger, nonetheless ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 2 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1998)
    The parenting children receive is a cornerstone for their emotional and social well-being. Their experiences within the family have a profound influence on the quality of relationships they form with others, including ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1998)
    Over the past few years there has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of information for all sectors of society. Recognition of the power and impact of accessible up-to-date and timely information has led to ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 3: Parenting and Drug Misuse 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2000)
    The discussion on the effects of drug abuse usually focuses on the individuals who are using drugs and much of the research and interventions are directed towards the impact on the user. However, anecdotal evidence ...

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