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01 March 2017 in , ,

With small changes, Domestic Violence Bill could improve protections for children experiencing domestic abuse

Barnardos welcomes that the Domestic Violence Bill will be discussed in the Seanad today. Barnardos believes that with a number of small changes this Bill could improve the protections available to both children and adults experiencing domestic abuse....

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28 February 2017 in , ,

Reports into Abuse at Waterford Foster Home Harrowing in their Details of Systemic Abuse and Neglect

Barnardos welcomes the HSE’s publication of two reports into abuse allegations at a foster home in Waterford over a thirty year period. The reports contain a number of very worrying details about how abuse allegations were handled, and show a systemic lack of oversight and management in relation to vulnerable young people in the care of the State....

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16 February 2017 in , ,

Child Homelessness Increased by 55% in 2016

Barnardos is appalled that child homelessness in Ireland is increasing at an unfathomable rate. It is outright shameful that rates of child homelessness have increased by 55% from December 2015 to December 2016, despite Government efforts to tackle the housing crisis....

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14 February 2017 in , ,

HIQA investigation must instil confidence in Tusla

Barnardos welcomes the fact that the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) will undertake an investigation into how Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, manages child abuse cases. Scrutiny of processes in how cases are handled is required to ensure lessons are learnt and high standards are kept to the fore....

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06 February 2017 in , ,

Barnardos welcomes Government’s Action Plan for Education

Barnardos welcomes the Government’s Action Plan for Education 2017 launched today, which aims at making Ireland’s education and training system the best in Europe within a decade. Thankfully, there are clear timelines to drive implementation....

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