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    • 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 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 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 ...
    • 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 1: 31st Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland and the Children's Referendum 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2015)
      The recent Supreme Court ruling on the 31st amendment to the Constitution of Ireland finally passed the Children’s Referendum. The insertion of an article enshrining children’s rights into Ireland’s Constitution ushers in ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Bullying 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2013)
      Bullying has been a problem for children for many years. Recent research has shown that it continues to be a major concern for children. The Growing Up in Ireland study found that 40% of children aged 9 reported being ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Child Care Regulations (the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016) 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2016)
      There have been a number of welcome developments in the early years sector in Ireland in recent months. The new Child Care Regulations (the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016), prepared to underpin ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Children & Special Needs 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2006)
      Children and special needs is the theme for this issue of ChildLinks. The overwhelming message which comes through the various voices of policy makers, practitioners, parents and people with a disability is that in ...
    • 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 1: Children and Nutrition 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2009)
      One in four 9 year olds in Ireland is overweight according to the July report of the Growing Up in Ireland study. The study found that 74% of 9 year olds were not overweight, 19% were overweight and 7% were obese. These ...
    • Childlinks Issue 1: Children and the Internet 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2008)
      Welcome to Barnardos’ first issue of ChildLinks for 2008, which explores the topic ‘Children & the Internet’. In many ways the Internet and the associated technologies such as mobile phones, social networking sites, instant ...
    • 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'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 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: Health and Healthcare 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2014)
      In Budget 2014, the Government announced that it would be introducing free GP cards for under-sixes, a welcome first step that will alleviate the pressure on many parents of having to choose between paying a bill or putting ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Inspections in Early Childhood Education and Care 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2019)
      Inspections in early childhood education and care settings provide a tool to assess the quality of provision and have great potential to impact positively on children’s early learning experiences. Inspection processes can ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Men in Early Childhood Care and Education 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2012)
      Welcome to the autumn edition of ChildLinks which explores the theme of men in early childhood care and education. ‘What men?’, you may ask. Our experience of finding men who worked in early childhood care and education ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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: School Age Childcare 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
      While the school age childcare (SAC) sector in Ireland is one of the fastest growing services provided for school-going children, it has developed in an unregulated and largely ad hoc manner. Having been overlooked for ...