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16 April 2014 in , ,

Children’s Policy Framework Only First Step for Improving Children’s Lives

Dublin, 16 April 2014 – Barnardos welcomed the launch today of the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People, highlighting the importance of the policy as a vision for the Government’s commitment to supporting children in Ireland....

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14 April 2014 in , ,

Press Release: Saving Childhood Group welcomes the publication of the Children First Bill 2014 and highlights areas of concern

Today the Saving Childhood group has welcomed the newly published Children First Bill 2014 by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, TD. The group comprising Barnardos, CARI, Children’s Rights Alliance, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Empowering People in Care (EPIC), ISPCC and One in Four said that this long overdue piece of legislation is essential to ensuring a more consisten...

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14 April 2014 in ,

Press Release: Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, Officially Opens New Barnardos Family Support Service in Enniscorthy and North Wexford

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, today joined Barnardos children’s charity to officially open a new premises for the Family Support Service and Teen Parent Support Programme in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. The centre provides information, advice and support to children and young people, families, and teenage parents in the North Wexford area including Enniscorthy, Bunclo...

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09 April 2014 in , ,

Sharper focus needed for new law recognising diverse families

Barnardos welcomes the publication of the Children and Family Relationship Bill which provides legal recognition for diverse family structures and sees it as a positive step in bringing the law in line with reality for many families. ...

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02 April 2014 in , , ,

Universal Health Insurance Must Deliver Its Promises

Barnardos has welcomed the launch of the Government’s plan for delivering universal health insurance, promising all Irish people access to healthcare based on need and not ability to pay. But the children’s charity warned the plan must not be thwarted before it has begun by unrealistic budgeting....

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