Submission into the Comprehensive Review of Expenditure
Barnardos. (2011). Submission into the Comprehensive Review of Expenditure. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/399
Barnardos welcomes the opportunity to feed into the Comprehensive Review of Expenditure. While Barnardos is fully aware of the current fiscal environment and Ireland’s obligations to the EU/IMF/ECB bailout plan, we welcome the Government’s commitment to ‘far-reaching reforms to ensure the delivery of quality public services that meet the needs of citizens’. To this end, Barnardos recommends a shift in public investment towards a prevention and early intervention model operating at a local level to tackle and eradicate poverty and disadvantage. The model outlined in this submission does not necessarily warrant the development of new services but rather the more efficient structuring and use of services already working in communities across Ireland.