Recent Submissions

  • Shifting Focus: From Criminal Justice to Social Justice - Building Better and Safer Communities 

    Irish Penal Reform Trust; Barnardos; Irish Association of Young People in Care (Barnardos and others, 2010)
    Crime cannot be viewed as a social problem in isolation from deeper social and economic issues. Understanding and responding to offending behaviour is a complex issue. There is no one ‘cause’ and no single solution; ...
  • Building Brighter Futures: Keeping Children Safe as Houses 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, No date)
    Barnardos is appealing to the Property Industry to raise £250,000 this year to help us provide desperately needed services to vulnerable children and their families.
  • Saving Childhood, Children's Rights Referendum: Not Sometime; Now 

    The Saving Childhood Group (Barnardos and others, 2010)
    The Saving Childhood Group (Barnardos, CARI, Children’s Rights Alliance, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Irish Association of Young People in Care, ISPCC, One in Four and Rape Crisis Network Ireland) commissioned Behaviour ...
  • Saving Childhood Ryan: Fighting for Children Together 

    The Saving Childhood Group (Barnardos and others, 2010)
    The publication, of the Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (commonly known as the Ryan Report) on 20 May 2009 revealed horrific wrongdoings perpetrated against children living in institutions during the ...
  • Child Poverty: Ireland in Recession 

    End Child Poverty Coalition (Barnardos and others, 2011)
    The recession has hit the lives of many children hard. Child poverty in Ireland did not end during the boom years, in spite of Government promises. Now, as our economic situation worsens, and families up and down the ...
  • Barnardos’ Observations on the Criminal Justice (Public Order) (Amendment) Bill 2008 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2009)
    Barnardos recognises that many people who beg are living in very difficult circumstances and often experience problems including homelessness, addiction and mental health difficulties. Families and children living in ...
  • Evaluating and Measuring Outcomes for Separated Children 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2011)
    The Ryan Implementation Plan (2009) recommended that the Health Service Executive end the use of separately run hostels for separated children seeking asylum and instead implement equity of care policy accommodating them ...
  • Separated Children in Foster Care 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2011)
    Fostering is caring for someone else's child in one's own home – providing family life for a child who, for one reason or another, cannot live with his or her own parents, either on a short or a long term basis. Foster ...
  • Advocacy Paper on Separated Children 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2011)
    Historically, there has been a lack of child centred approach in dealing with separated children in Ireland, with too much emphasis placed on the immigration status of the child rather than the interests of the child. This ...
  • Children Experiencing Neglect 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2009)
    The consequences of abuse on a child can be long lasting and varied depending on the severity, the frequency of the abuse, the age of onset and the relationship between victim and abuser. It can affect every aspect of a ...
  • Aftercare for Separated Children 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2010)
    Aftercare is a range of services provided to a young person when they leave the care of the State aged 18. These services should support young people while they make the transition from living in care to adulthood, with ...
  • Barnardos’ Children’s Declaration Action Plan (Summary) 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, No date)
    Summary of Barnardos’ Children’s Declaration Action Plan actions.
  • Make the Grade 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2006)
    The intrinsic right to an education is guaranteed to every child in Ireland under Section 42 of the Irish Constitution. Articles 28 and 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child give further voice to those ...
  • Seven Steps to Ending Child Poverty 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2005)
    Since 1997, the issue of child poverty has remained high on the political agenda with the result that there has been a strong commitment by Government to tackle it.This can be seen from the range of strategies and ...
  • Written Out, Written Off 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2009)
    Education is a right, not a privilege. It is a right that can make all the difference to a child: the difference between believing in their own future and despairing of it; the difference between living in poverty and ...
  • Dreading December 2010 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2010)
    Times are tough economically. Barnardos knows that for those children and families living in the most marginalised and disadvantaged communities across Ireland, times have never been tougher. Through our work we have ...
  • 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 ...

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