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04 February 2016 in , ,

Ireland’s children’s rights record found wanting by the UN

The UN’s children rights experts have delivered their verdict on Ireland and the results are clear: we could do much better....

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03 February 2016 in , ,

Barnardos Calls for Strong Frame of Reference for Commission of Enquiry in South East Abuse Cases

Barnardos has expressed its support for the decision to establish a Commission of Enquiry into the cases of abuse in a fostering setting in the South East. The children’s charity has also highlighted what is required of the Commission in order to ensure that no child or young person who becomes the responsibility of the State will be at risk of abuse in the future....

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14 January 2016 in , ,

Ireland’s Children’s Rights Record under UN Spotlight

Ireland’s record in children’s rights is under scrutiny by the UN today and issues including direct provision, Traveller and Roma children and child poverty rates will be under the spotlight. Barnardos is attending as part of a civil society delegation and will be focusing attention on the high child poverty rate in Ireland and how this is significantly affecting the rights of too many childre...

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07 January 2016 in , , , ,

FAI Super-Kitman Dick Redmond and Richard Sadlier ask you to ‘Be Brave for Barnardos’

Barnardos children’s charity was today joined by FAI Super-Kitman Dick Redmond and Barnardos Ambassador Richard Sadlier to call on the public to choose 2016 to be the year to ‘Be Brave for Barnardos’. ...

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06 January 2016 in , ,

Child Direct Provision Payment Increase will have Limited Impact

While the Government’s announcement to increase the Direct Provision Allowance (DPA) for children by an additional €6 – the first increase in almost 16 years – is welcome, it will have minimal impact on families; said three leading children’s organisations, the Children’s Rights Alliance, Barnardos and the ISPCC. The increase brings the payment to €15.60 per week for each child, howe...

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