Recent Submissions

  • Cost Of Living Crisis Impact on Children 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2022)
    Infographic on the cost of living crisis nationwide.
  • School Costs 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, No date)
    Families on social welfare and those on low incomes face enormous financial pressure in meeting back to school costs. The cost of school books averages €144 for a primary school pupil and €302 for a student at second ...
  • Play and Recreation 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2008)
    Every time a child plays, they learn. By sharing and taking turns, negotiating obstacles, exercising imaginations and interacting with others, children develop the skills and experience that in turn lead to enhanced ...
  • Cost of a Child Briefing Paper 

    Harvey, Brian (Barnardos, 2009)
    The modest but real reduction in child poverty in Ireland over recent years is threatened by the proposals made in the McCarthy report and subsequently echoed at government level that the level of Child Benefit should be ...
  • Missing Separated Children in Ireland 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2011)
    Between 2000 and 2010, 513 separated children went missing from State care and 440 of them are still unaccounted for (Irish Times, 10 th January 2011). Previously, hostels for separated children did not have round the ...
  • Reality of Life for Children and Families Struggling with Recession 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2010)
    Barnardos services across Ireland 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 ...
  • Early Childhood Care and Education 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2010)
    Early childhood is a time of great opportunity for learning and early interventions which promote social and educational development are well proven to be beneficial to children providing both short and long term benefits. ...
  • Children and Mental Health 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2008)
    For children and young people experiencing a mental health illness can affect all aspects of their future development, therefore, prevention and early intervention is the key to stemming the long term effects. Child ...
  • Children and Homelessness 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2009)
    All children deserve to have a place they can call home. Somewhere they feel safe, warm and protected. Homeless children are one of the most marginalised groups of children in Ireland. Children become homeless when a ...
  • Early Childhood Education and Care 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2008)
    The first few years of a child’s life are the most critical in terms of development and learning. Developmental milestones are time-bound and the fact is they are either reached or missed. Remedial action at a later date ...
  • Children and Homelessness 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2008)
    Homeless children are one of the most marginalised groups of children in Ireland. Children become homeless when a number of different life events merge but the overall root cause is poverty. Children experience ‘hidden’ ...
  • Child Homelessness: Factsheet 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2017)
    Current statistics on the scale of child homelessness in Ireland
  • A Shared Understanding of Childhood Domestic Violence and Abuse 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    One of the most basic human rights principles is the right to live free from violence, including the threat of violence. Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which came into force ...
  • Useful Statistics for Projects 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    24 facts and figures relating to a variety of issues Barnardos is concerned about. Some of these may be very useful for CSPE and Transition Year projects. Please refer to our website for most recent updated ...
  • A Child Centered Response to Domestic Abuse 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
    Six things Barnardos has learnt about children experiencing violence in their home.
  • Child Abuse Through the Internet 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2008)
    New technologies such as the internet, although very valuable, can put children at risk of exploitation and harm. The internet can give people who are interested in abusing or exploiting children a new medium to network, ...