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#Barnardos

# barnardos - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible'

Advocates today called for more action on so-called hidden homelessness.

# barnardos - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# barnardos - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Ronan is five years old and has to share a bed with his mother in his grandparents' house

Hidden homelessness is a growing problem in Ireland.

# barnardos - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

# barnardos - Friday 15 September, 2017

'I'd get my pocket money and give them an ice cream' - 2,973 children are homeless in Ireland

Today is Barnardos’ national collection day.

# barnardos - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'You have to ask: why are voluntary contributions necessary in a country where we're on the rise financially?'

School principals say rising costs are putting pressure on parents and on schools.

# barnardos - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs?

Many parents will have to spend hundreds of euro in the coming weeks.

# barnardos - Friday 21 July, 2017

'Not a legacy to be proud of': Charities tell ministers how to pull 139,000 children out of poverty

Today, leading NGOs will outline measures they say could make a real different to the quality of life of children in this country.

# barnardos - Thursday 16 February, 2017

'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness

Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by the figures

# barnardos - Friday 3 February, 2017

Government bill would end exemptions that allow child marriage

The bill needs to be approved by the Oireachtas before it’s enacted.

# barnardos - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Barnardos didn't stick to the guidelines for paying its senior staff, says audit

Another HSE audit found a discrepancy in fuel cards used by the National Ambulance Service.

# barnardos - Monday 5 December, 2016

'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes

A report today highlighted the devastating impact living in an abusive environment can have on every part of a child’s life.

# barnardos - Sunday 27 March, 2016

'A terminally ill child was forced to live in a car for weeks - this is not right'

June Tinsley writes that some families are living in deplorable conditions around the country and says the time for talk is over.

# barnardos - Monday 15 June, 2015

Barnardos has a plan to make education free for primary school children

The children’s charity estimates that €103 million would eliminate costs for all parents.

# barnardos - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Making parents criminals for smacking their kids? "Totally unacceptable"

One TD is very unhappy about the proposal.

# barnardos - Monday 18 May, 2015

A huge number of Irish adults are worried about not having enough money to buy food

A full third of Irish parents with young children are concerned about feeding their family.

# barnardos - Monday 23 March, 2015

Mother and three children forced to take damp two-bed flat with sewage issues

The family took the flat to avoid emergency accommodation.

# barnardos - Monday 23 February, 2015

The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo

“In its last year in office, how will the Government respond to these children?”

# barnardos - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Thinking of binning that unwanted gift? Think again...

Received something you don’t want or need this Christmas? Barnardos could use it.

# barnardos - Sunday 31 August, 2014

'There's a little boy or girl in your community who's going to bed cold or going to school hungry'

Barnardos says that ‘without the generosity of volunteers we would not be able to reach the children who need our support’.

# barnardos - Monday 25 August, 2014

Teachers see a worrying rise in Irish children coming to school hungry

Missing breakfast is causing kids to lose six weeks of learning each year.

# barnardos - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Back to school costs fall in 2014 but are still 'crippling too many families'

Barnardos calls on government to take a stand on cost of school uniforms and books as parents are “being pushed to breaking point again and again”.

# barnardos - Saturday 12 July, 2014

How much does it cost to send your kid to school?

Barnardos wants to know about the price of socks, PE clothes and tablets.

# barnardos - Friday 27 June, 2014

Want to help a young boy whose bike was stolen?

Barnardos has launched an online fundraising campaign to buy a bike for a young boy after his was stolen yesterday. His family cannot afford a new one.

# barnardos - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Improved mental health supports needed for Irish families

Barnardos said that of action isn’t taken, lasting damage could be inflicted on children and parents.

# barnardos - Monday 19 May, 2014

Child worried that Santa wouldn't find him because he was in emergency accommodation

Barnardos says that children are the hidden victims of the housing crises.

HSE admits 54 child mental health vacancies are still not filled

This is despite the fact that investment was allocated for these jobs two years ago and demand is rising, with 2,943 children now waiting to see therapists.

# barnardos - Friday 7 February, 2014

Gaps in HSE supports putting futures of children with speech problems at risk

Figures released this week reveal there are eleven HSE areas that have no early intervention teams at all.

# barnardos - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'

A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.

# barnardos - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Charities warn that children in care are at risk of sexual exploitation

It follows the revelation this week that over thirty people have been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of a major child abuse investigation.

# barnardos - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'

Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.

# barnardos - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents?

There have been calls for schools to allow parents to buy generic uniforms and iron-on crests to save money. Do you agree?

# barnardos - Thursday 1 August, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Infographic: The cost of sending a child to school in Ireland

Children’s charity Barnardos has laid out the results of its annual School Costs Survey in this very handy and informative graphic

Child missed 17 days of school because they had no lunch - Barnardos

Barnardos’ annual School Costs Survey has revealed that parents are continuing to struggle to meet the cost of sending their child to school.

# barnardos - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Poll: How much does it cost to send your child to school? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How much does it cost to send your child to school?

A report last year found that parents were cutting back on food and let “other bills go unpaid” to pay for schooling.

How much does it cost you to send your child to school?

Barnardos wants parents to help them get the big picture.

# barnardos - Friday 14 June, 2013

Over 3,000 domestic abuse victims helped by support commission last year

The Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime helped more than 15,000 people last year.

# barnardos - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Moving teens to Direct Provision causes “uncertainty and fear”

The report from UCD, which was commissioned by the HSE and Barnardos shows that there is a big need to recruit foster carers, especially in Dublin.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you work your way into Wednesday.

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