Barnardos. (2008). Children and Homelessness. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/654
Homeless children are one of the most marginalised groups of children in Ireland. Children become homeless
when a number of different life events merge but the overall root cause is poverty.
Children experience ‘hidden’ and ‘visible’ homelessness. Children can experience ‘hidden’ homelessness either
with or without their parents where they are living in temporary informal accommodation situations, for example,
B&B accommodation or sleeping on a relative’s couch.
Children already on the streets face a litany of risks include exposure to drug and alcohol abuse, violence, crime,
prostitution, assault and abuse.
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