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12 October 2016 in , ,

Budget 2017 – Education Announcements will have Negligible Impact on Education Disadvantage

An additional €37m funding for Tusla, the Child and Family Agency is welcomed and must be directed towards frontline services, said Barnardos today. However the children’s charity added that disappointingly, Budget 2017 decisions regarding education will do little to assist low income families struggling to meet school costs or tackle educational disadvantage....

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11 October 2016 in , ,

Strong focus on childcare in Budget 2017, but ending child poverty needs greater investment

Solid investment in sustainable childcare and some new housing solutions are welcome, but not enough to demonstrate the Government is truly committed to ending child poverty. Piecemeal popularist measures suggest the Government is trying too hard to please too many instead of showing strong leadership and making wise, long-term investments dedicated to support all children to achieve their potenti...

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05 October 2016 in ,

Barnardos Publishes HSE Internal Audit Report into its Operations

Barnardos has received the Report of an internal audit conducted by the HSE Internal Audit Division, commissioned by TUSLA as part of their agreed audit plan for 2015. TUSLA, and formerly the HSE, fund approximately 55% of Barnardos’ work with children and families....

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28 September 2016 in , ,

End child poverty by investing in services, not cutting taxes

The Government has a responsibility to take steps towards ending child poverty in Budget 2017, and to do that it must forgo tax cuts and invest in public services, said Barnardos today. The children’s charity was outlining its top asks for Budget 2017....

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22 September 2016 in , ,

Children Need Greater Prioritisation in Government’s Housing Plan

Today’s update on activity relating to the Government’s Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness has revealed just how much more has to be done for children....

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