Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 2: Play 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2000)
    Dedicated to the theme of play, this edition of ChildLinks focuses on many aspects, from the significance of play in children’s development to its role in bereavement therapy.
  • ChildLinks Issue 1: Equality and Diversity 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2000)
    Much of the current debate around refugees and asylum seekers in Ireland has been based on emotions and political point scoring rather than evidence and the experience of those most closely involved. Racist agendas and ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1: Children on the Streets 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1997)
    This edition of Childlinks is concerned with the issues related to children on the street and outlines some research and practice initiatives that seek to highlight and ameliorate the situation of children on the street, ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1: Children and Domestic Violence 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1996)
    In this issue, children and domestic violence, recent changes in legislation, the MOVE programme and domestic violence statistics.
  • ChildLinks Issue 3: Fostering 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1995)
    Welcome to sections 3-6 of the Child Care Act 1991. These long awaited sections are among the most important ‘nuts and bolts’ of the Child Care Act. They affect children who are most at risk, that is those who are at ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 2: Family Support Services 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1995)
    Over the next two years the focus of those working with children and their families is likely to be concentrated on the implementation of the Child Care Act 1991. The provisions of the Act, and attendant regulations, covers ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1995)
    Childcare issues continue to occupy space in our national papers. Some of the concerns raised can be viewed as having a negative focus in that they describe situations in which a child has suffered death, injury or abuse. ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 4 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1994)
    The Kilkenny Incest Case, the case of abuse and neglect of Kelly Fitzgerald and the other current controversial inquiries taking placien = residential centres has focused much public attention on the issue of child ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 3 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1994)
    It could be argued that the potential for improving the situation of children in Ireland has never been better. A number of factors combine to make this the case. These include the government's commitment to resource ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 2 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1994)
    There have been several interesting developments in relation to the National Children's Resource Centre since the first issue Of Childlinks. The first anniversary of the Centre was celebrated with the publication of the ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1993)
    The National Children's Resource Centre was Officially opened on the 15 February 1993 by the Minister for Health Mr Brendan Howlin in response to the need for a centralised information gathering and dissemination agency ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 2 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1999)
    This issue of Childlinks looks at sex offerders, the register of sex offenders, treatment of sex offenders and preventing child abuse via prevention programmes.
  • ChildLinks Issue 1 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 1999)
    This edition of Childlinks focuses on Fathers and Men and their role with their own children and within the sphere of childcare. Frequently the term parenting is synonymous with mothering. Women are often regarded as ...
  • Childinks Issue 2: Staff Wellbeing in Early Learning and Care 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2022)
    Caring for and educating young children in Early Learning and Care (ELC) settings is often very rewarding and fulfilling work. However, the role of the early years educator can be emotionally demanding, and this, coupled ...
  • Childlinks Issue 2: Children's Participation 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    Earlier this year, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Inclusion and Youth (DCEDIY) published the National Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making. The Framework, underpinned ...
  • Childlinks Issue 1: Nature-based Preschools 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    Spending time in natural outdoor environments offers many positive physiological and psychological benefits for us all, reducing stress and increasing our general feeling of well-being. For children, the opportunities for ...
  • Childlinks Issue 1: Mixed Age Groups in Early Learning and Care 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2022)
    Throughout our lives we engage, interact and socialise with people of all ages, learning from and supporting those both older and younger than ourselves, and benefitting from their different experiences, understanding, ...

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