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06 May 2016 in , ,

Draft Programme for Government leaves too many gaps for children

Barnardos welcomed the prioritisation of children in the draft Programme for Government but warns lack of detail on funding for childcare, education and family support leaves gaps through which children may fall....

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03 May 2016 in , ,

Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh My!

Barnardos Ambassador Tom Vaughan Lawlor joined a group of toddlers in their natural habitat to launch The Big Toddle for Barnardos sponsored by Toddlebox. This May and June thousands of toddlers across Ireland will take up the challenge to toddle a half-mile sponsored walk and raise a roaring €250,000 to help children their own age. This year’s theme is ‘animals’ so mums, dads, grandparent...

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27 April 2016 in , , ,

Barnardos Launches Free Parenting Guide

Barnardos has published two new guides, one for early years educators and one for parents, both to help support young children’s behaviour. Early years educators play a central role coaching and supporting children to develop their skills and emotions, but these skills are first developed in the home. Barnardos free publication gives parents a better understanding of their child’s behaviour, a...

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25 April 2016 in , ,

Quality childcare must not be sacrificed in Government negotiations

As talks on Government formation continue, Barnardos is warning that providing quality, affordable childcare is an election priority which must not be sacrificed. ...

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24 April 2016 in , ,

Two anniversaries with children at the centre

A year ago today, to minimal fanfare, a unanimous decision was made by all seven Supreme Court judges to reject an appeal to re-run the Children’s Referendum. It was a moment easily missed among the media scrum surrounding another emotionally charged referendum – one on marriage equality. It’s particularly striking this anniversary coincides exactly with that of the iconic 1916 Easter Rising...

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