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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Million Reasons to Get it Right : The Barnardos Children's Declaration 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2007)
      The purpose of A Million Reasons to Get it Right — The Barnardos Children’s Declaration is to shine a spotlight on the key issues that affect children’s lives. Our hope is that the recommendations we are proposing will ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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; ...
    • Stand for Children: The Children's Manifesto 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2011)
      Children have been set low on the list of political priorities in Ireland for far too long. Too often they have been sidelined and voiceless. Those living in communities who are disenfranchised and marginalised are even ...
    • 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 ...