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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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; ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...