Training Events - FAQs

Where and when does Barnardos’ training take place?

These sessions take place in a variety of locations all around the country, throughout the year, for example, in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and the midlands.

Barnardos’ training events are designed to suit a range of needs and are run mid-week, at weekends and in the evenings, depending on the topic and the time required for the workshop or training.

The majority of the training is organised for one, two or three days making the training as efficient as it is effective.

Barnardos’ training programmes are a part of many continuous professional development plans for individuals and organisations.

Will I receive a certificate?

All one, two and three day training participants receive a certificate of attendance for attendance and participation above 85%, at trainers discretion.

Can my organisation be invoiced for training fees?

Barnardos will invoice for training when the fee is above €400 e.g. for one supervision training place or multiple training event places at Children First, Child Protection Training or Designated Liaison Person Training.

Cancellation and Refunds

  • Training events can be cancelled with a full refund up to 72 hours before the event.
  • Please call Barnardos Training on 01-4530355 or email  if you wish to cancel a booking.
  • Within 72 hours of the event, cancellations will not be accepted; apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

Cancellations of Tailored Training

In order to cancel or postpone a training event, please contact Barnardos Training Officer with as much notice as possible so that the trainer can be informed. If you cancel less than one week in advance of the event a charge of 50% will apply. If you need to cancel the event after working hours on the day before the event you should try to contact the trainer directly, either that evening before 8pm or first thing on the morning of the event e.g. anytime from 8am onwards. You should then inform Barnardos Training Officer who will follow up with the trainer. If the training event is scheduled for the weekend whoever makes the request should contact the trainer as above and then Barnardos Training Officer first thing the following Monday.