A year of achievement and celebration, reflecting on the work of Barnardos during the past year, the twin
themes of achievement and celebration are very much to the fore.
In terms of achievement we have not only maintained, but have significantly accelerated the growth and
development of recent years. The needs of many more children and families are now being served through
the work of our organisation, as we continue to expand our range of services at an increasing number of
locations. We are particularly pleased with the Government’s endorsement of the
value of family support services through the Springboard Initiative and we are delighted to have been
contracted to provide six of these projects in various parts of the country.
During the year we completed a three-year strategic plan through which Barnardos is committed to spending
at least IRE5 million over and above government funding between now and 2002. We look to our existing
and new supporters and to statutory bodies to cement this commitment. At the same time we have also
instituted a review of all our operations to ensure that they achieve best practice standards.
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