Recent Submissions

  • No to the Use of Physical Punishment 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2006)
    Barnardos believes that we, as a society, need to make the statement that hitting a child is as unacceptable, indeed as unlawful, as inflicting violence upon an adult. Ireland has signed up to the UN Convention on the ...
  • Children First on a Statutory Basis 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2006)
    Barnardos welcomes the review of Children First and strongly recommends that they be placed on a statutory footing to ensure the highest level of protection for our children. It would remove the element of discretion, ...
  • Enough is Enough. We Must Now Prioritise Children in Ireland 

    Barnardos (2009)
    Barnardos today welcomed the long awaited publication of the Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin Diocese report, particularly welcoming the report's inclusion of strong and unequivocal statements regarding the collusion ...