Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Expanding the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018)
    Since its announcement in Budget 2009, the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme has been an undeniable success. Take up of ECCE places has risen to almost 100 per cent with over 100,000 children availing of ...
  • Barnardos Children's Manifesto: General Election 2020 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
    Barnardos helps children and families across Ireland. Each week children and families come to visit our services in their community. To make a difference to their lives, we are asking the next government to grant three wishes.
  • Children's Budget 2022 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    Over the last 12 months, children and their families have faced great uncertainty and disruption to their lives. For some, it has compounded existing disadvantage. For others, it has presented children and parents with ...
  • The Case for Constitutional Change 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2006)
    Barnardos’ vision is an Ireland where childhood is valued and all children and young people are cherished equally. As the Irish Constitution is the supreme source of law in Ireland, Barnardos believes that all children ...
  • Barriers to Education Facing Vulnerable Groups 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2018)
    Barnardos welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on topic of the barriers to education facing vulnerable groups. Specifically, our comments will relate to ...