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    • After School + A Practice Guide for Providers 

      Holt, Stephanie; Pugh, Esther (Barnardos, 2004)
      Growing numbers of Irish children are spending their after school time in the care of people other than their parents. There are many different ways children and young people are cared for after school finishes in Ireland, ...
    • Arts Experiences for Young Children 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2019)
      When the arts are mentioned, some people might initially be put off, thinking of what they see as highbrow activities such as opera or ballet that are created and enjoyed by only a select few. But the arts are any expression ...
    • Barnardos Family Guide to the Internet 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, No date)
      The Internet is a wonderful tool for research, communication, education, entertainment and business. Unfortunately, like other forms of communication, a small minority sometimes abuse it. We’ve compiled this ...
    • Building Little Libraries: Developing the Library Area in Early Learning and Care 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
      A child’s language development depends on them experiencing a rich environment of words, sounds, rhythm, and verbal and non-verbal interactions from the day they are born. Becoming literate – that is, learning about the ...
    • Can We Help? A Guide to Supporting Children and Families in Early Years Services 

      Lane, Fiona (Barnardos, 2012)
      Children grow and develop as part of an interconnected system of family and community relationships. If the family or community environment becomes a source of stress for children, it can impact on their development and ...
    • Caring Before Their Time? Research and Policy Perspectives on Young Carers 

      Halpenny, Ann Marie; Gilligan, Robbie (Barnardos and Children's Research Centre, 2004)
      Caring for family members is both valued and expected in Irish society.Yet, on the other hand, much informal caring goes unnoticed and is, to some extent, invisible in the development of policy in Ireland. A recent report ...
    • Check It Out: A Parent's Guide to the Pre-School Regulations 

      Dowd, Marian (Barnardos, 2000)
      A new Child Care Act was passed in 1991. This Act is very important because it updates the laws relating to the care and protection of children. Part 7 deals especially with services for pre-school children, and it allows ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 1998)
      Over the past few years there has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of information for all sectors of society. Recognition of the power and impact of accessible up-to-date and timely information has led to ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 1995)
      Childcare issues continue to occupy space in our national papers. Some of the concerns raised can be viewed as having a negative focus in that they describe situations in which a child has suffered death, injury or abuse. ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 1999)
      This edition of Childlinks focuses on Fathers and Men and their role with their own children and within the sphere of childcare. Frequently the term parenting is synonymous with mothering. Women are often regarded as ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 1993)
      The National Children's Resource Centre was Officially opened on the 15 February 1993 by the Minister for Health Mr Brendan Howlin in response to the need for a centralised information gathering and dissemination agency ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: 31st Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland and the Children's Referendum 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2015)
      The recent Supreme Court ruling on the 31st amendment to the Constitution of Ireland finally passed the Children’s Referendum. The insertion of an article enshrining children’s rights into Ireland’s Constitution ushers in ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Bullying 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2013)
      Bullying has been a problem for children for many years. Recent research has shown that it continues to be a major concern for children. The Growing Up in Ireland study found that 40% of children aged 9 reported being ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Child Care Regulations (the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016) 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2016)
      There have been a number of welcome developments in the early years sector in Ireland in recent months. The new Child Care Regulations (the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016), prepared to underpin ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Children & Special Needs 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2006)
      Children and special needs is the theme for this issue of ChildLinks. The overwhelming message which comes through the various voices of policy makers, practitioners, parents and people with a disability is that in ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Children and Domestic Violence 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 1996)
      In this issue, children and domestic violence, recent changes in legislation, the MOVE programme and domestic violence statistics.
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Children and Nutrition 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2009)
      One in four 9 year olds in Ireland is overweight according to the July report of the Growing Up in Ireland study. The study found that 74% of 9 year olds were not overweight, 19% were overweight and 7% were obese. These ...
    • Childlinks Issue 1: Children and the Internet 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2008)
      Welcome to Barnardos’ first issue of ChildLinks for 2008, which explores the topic ‘Children & the Internet’. In many ways the Internet and the associated technologies such as mobile phones, social networking sites, instant ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Children on the Streets 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 1997)
      This edition of Childlinks is concerned with the issues related to children on the street and outlines some research and practice initiatives that seek to highlight and ameliorate the situation of children on the street, ...
    • ChildLinks Issue 1: Children's Participation 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2005)
      This issue of ChildLinks is devoted to the theme of children’s participation. The concept of children’s participation is firmly accepted in the minds of practitioners and policy-makers alike. Hopefully the sharing of ...