Advocating With and On Behalf of Children - The Barnardos Experience
Gibbons, N. (2007). Advocating With and On Behalf of Children - The Barnardos Experience. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/1240
In 2005 Barnardos launched its twelve year strategy and investment programme which seeks to contribute towards building a society whose cornerstone is the needs and rights of children and young people. One new departure for Barnardos was the establishment of an Advocacy Department in order to ensure that the issues affecting the children and families that Barnardos works with were being raised at a national political level. Four priority areas were identified to focus the work of the Advocacy Department. These are Child Poverty, Child Protection, Educational Disadvantage and Alcohol Abuse. This paper was presented at the Vision into Practice Making Quality a Reality in the Lives of Young Children Conference.