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16 July 2014 in ,

Failings Prove Need for Further Investment

Dublin, 16 July 2014 – The death of any child and young person is tragic. These unnecessary deaths of children in care must be avoided in future by ensuring a robust child welfare and protection system is in place, said Barnardos following today’s launch of reports by the National Review Panel into five deaths of children in care....

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11 July 2014 in , ,

Children Must Be A Priority - Cabinet Reshuffle

Another change of personnel in the role of Minister for Children must not suggest the position is a stop-gap, said Barnardos following the announcement in today’s cabinet reshuffle and the appointment of James Reilly, TD, into the post. The children’s charity urged the Government to continue its 2011 commitment to improving children’s lives....

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08 July 2014 in ,

Does the cost of school put your family under pressure?

Please watch and share our short video about the cost of school. We're gathering information and comments from parents about the high cost of education in Ireland, in our Annual School Costs Survey. The survey only takes five minutes to complete - we'd really appreciate it if you could fill it out if you have a child in school, and please share it with any parents of school-age children that...

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03 July 2014 in , ,

Did you know that children smile 400 times a day?

Youth Group launch “15 Smiles” to Flip the Script on Mental Health Information 02 July 2014, Dublin. Did you know that children smile 400 times a day Or that adults only smile 20 times 15 Smiles is a new youth project developed by two young people from Dublin 15 to change how they and their peers are experiencing mental health awareness and information. The project, which arose from Barnard...

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19 June 2014 in , , ,

Barnardos highlights worrying gaps in mental health support for families

Mental health is a serious issue for parents and their children and improved support must be available for families, Barnardos will say today at its conference Patients. Parents. People. Recession is a major factor, with families struggling with related anxiety and hopelessness, the children’s charity added. ...

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