Barnardos. (2009). Children and Homelessness. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/666
All children deserve to have a place they can call home. Somewhere they feel safe,
warm and protected. 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 both ‘hidden’ and ‘visible’ homelessness. Children can
experience ‘hidden’ homelessness either with or without their parents where they are
living in temporary informal accommodation situations, such as, B&B accommodation
or sleeping on a relative’s couch. Children living on the streets face a litany of risks
include exposure to drug and alcohol abuse, violence, crime, prostitution, assault and
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