CitationBarnardos. (2001). Barnardos Annual Review 2000-2001: Building Children's Futures This Year and Beyond. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/277
AbstractThe needs of children are such that an organisation like Barnardos can never be satisfied that it is doing enough or being as effective as it possibly can. However, without being complacent, it is a pleasure to report on a further year of progress and success. Indeed, much of the progress achieved can be attributed to the efforts of the many Barnardos staff who participated in the Review of Organisational Effectiveness – which was, effectively, a benchmarking exercise – carried out during 1999-2000.
The purpose of the Review was to establish a best practice standard for all areas of organisational functioning and to evaluate current performance against this standard. Council unanimously adopted the Review Report in May 2000 and we are now well on the way towards its implementation which, it is envisaged, will take at least three years. With continuing commitment to its implementation throughout Barnardos, the appointment of a Review Implementation Manager to monitor and drive the process, and further investment in services, training and infrastructure, we are confident that the end result will be increased effectiveness, efficiency and innovation in the years ahead.