Children’s Budget 2014
Barnardos. (2013). Children’s Budget 2014. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/436
Children are growing up feeling hopeless and helpless. The impact of consecutive austerity budgets has put substantial pressure on their families. Parents are coping with overwhelming stress and anxiety and Barnardos is seeing increased levels of anxiety in children as well. Austerity is raising a generation of children who can’t see hope in their future because they don’t believe that their education will help them get jobs and live well in Ireland. The ongoing impact is damaging our society and will continue to do so long into the future.