Programme for Government Recommendations

Barnardos. (2020). Programme for Government Recommendations.
The Covid19 crisis has had widespread implications for children and families in Ireland. Children are bearing an enormous burden placed on them by this pandemic. Vulnerable and at risk children, such as those Barnardos works with, have been particularly hard hit. These are the children who already experienced educational disadvantage prior to school closures, or who are dependent on school meals, or whose home is not a safe place, or who have no home at all. Barnardos has been at the forefront of national supports and services to at risk children and their families during the pandemic. In this context this document sets out Barnardos’ priority recommendations for the next Government.