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Barnardos Teen Parent Support Programme aims to ensure the well-being of vulnerable teenage parents and their children and reduce the risk of future negative outcomes for both. The programme is implemented with teen parents in their homes in order to maximize the long-term positive impact.
Children who grow up in circumstances of socio-economic deprivation and a continuous cycle of trauma would struggle to reach their developmental milestones without direct intervention and support. They would be unlikely to stay in education and develop the basic skills necessary for adult life, such as the ability to solve problems and make and sustain friendships.