Training and Consultancy
What We Can Do for You
We offer you access to a range of high quality and innovative training programmes, which are crucial to strengthen skills in the childcare sector and to benefit children.
We in Barnardos offer you this training in a wide variety of areas, to practitioners, parents, carers and all people working with children. All of our training for the childcare sector is conducted within the context of Siolta, the National Quality Framework.
Public training events
Each year we provide a programme of public events to suit the current needs of childcare professionals. These events cover many topical areas and if you work with children between the ages of 0-18 they are suitable for you, whether you work in an early years service or in support services such as childcare, community care, youth services and family support services. Parents may also benefit from some of these events.
Tailored training events for professionals
When your service needs a particular issue addressed, call or email us and we can discuss a tailored programme to suit you and your staff's needs. We can help address many training needs, for example: Supporting Children's Positive Behaviour; Child Protection; Understanding Bullying Issues; Key Working; Involving Fathers; Teamwork. We have a team of experienced trainers who can facilitate high quality training for you and your staff.
Parenting programmes and talks
We can design tailor-made parenting programmes for groups of parents of 0 – 18 year old children. These programmes will support parents to understand their children, respond effectively to their child's needs and support family life. Topics will be selected to address the needs of the parents and their child’s stage of development. We can also arrange one-off talks to groups of parents.
This service provides an opportunity for organisations to avail of one-to-one guidance and advice on a variety of issues related to direct work with children or on management issues.
Our Training Team will deal individually with each enquiry, locate a trainer, assist in developing the training, and monitor the training to ensure that your training needs are satisfied. For more information about our training services, please contact us:
A: Barnardos Best Practice Training & Consultancy
Christchurch Square, Dublin 8
T: 01 453 0355
Sign up for Training Alerts
The Training Events enewsletter is sent out regularly throughout the year to keep you informed about upcoming courses and the publications that support these events. Sign up for this and other research-related emails using the form below:
More Barnardos enewsletters are available, covering the topics of children's rights, post-adoption, fun family events and corporate partnerships.