Barnardos Annual Report 2020

Barnardos. (2021). Barnardos Annual Report 2020.
Over the last 12 months, our work was well and truly put to the test. We faced great challenges when, in March, life as we knew it was turned on its head. It would be remiss of me not to mention the Covid-19 pandemic for it has impacted each and every one of us, and the families in our services most of all. In 2020, we worked with 17,918 children and families across Ireland, a slight drop on the 2019 figure that was, of course, a direct result of the pandemic. Many of our school-based services such as group work, breakfast clubs and our Roots of Empathy programme were unable to operate as normal under the Covid-19 restrictions