Barnardos. (2015). Analysis of Budget 2016 from a Child Perspective. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/443
Barnardos welcomes the investment in children in Budget 2016 as an important first
step in tackling child poverty and inequality. It will, however, take a sustained plan to
properly resource the services which most impact children’s lives if we are to repair the
damage done by years of austerity and underinvestment during ‘boom’ years. In
particular, Barnardos welcomes the long overdue investment in childcare as move in
the right direction for children.
Whilst recognising there are limited funds available, Barnardos would like to have seen
a more coherent and long term investment approach taken by the Government and
feels there were some glaring missed opportunities to truly tackle child inequality head
on and invest in children’s futures in sustainable way.
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