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Barnardos Cost of Living Report 2024

For the past three years Barnardos has been monitoring the impact of cost of living increases on families and children. The latest Barnardos Cost of Living Report outlines the stark reality on the number of families who are cutting back and going without essentials due to increases in cost of living, the struggles families are facing

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Barnardos Calls for Immediate Action on Emergency Accommodation Standards for Homeless Families

The government must take immediate action to address the growing number of children living in cramped and poor standard emergency accommodation. Ahead of the latest homelessness data figures from the Department of Housing, Barnardos children’s charity says for the children living in emergency accommodation, their wellbeing and development is something the government must take immediate

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One in Five Parents Experiencing Poor Mental Health- Barnardos New Report on Parental Mental Health and the Impact on Children

Barnardos children’s charity today launched a new report outlining the prevalence of poor parental mental health and the impact it has on children across the country.             ‘Anxiety leaves me feeling very tired physically and mentally which in turn affects my mood and again my tolerance for my children’s perfectly normal

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Minister of State Listens to Children’s Experience of Coercive Control  

  30 November: Children are victims of coercive control in their own right – according to children’s charity Barnardos. As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2023, Empower Kids Project and Barnardos are raising awareness of the impact coercive control on children.     The Empower Kids Project, is part of Barnardos’ National Childhood Domestic Violence and Abuse

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Barnardos Reacts to the Budget 2024 Announcements for Children

The range of measures within Budget 2024 will help to alleviate the immediate financial concerns of families we work with across Ireland. They will go some way in the short term to reduce their worries about being able to provide their children with basic essentials. We particularly welcome the expansion of free schoolbooks to secondary

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Cost of Living Crisis 2023

Impact on Children Report 2023    Embargoed to May 24th Barnardos children’s charity today launcheda new report outlining the growing impact that the cost of living crisis is having on children across the country. Over 73% of parents surveyed said that cost of living increases have negatively affected the children in their care over the past 6

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