Thousands of children across Ireland are struggling due to special needs, developmental delays or deprivation.

Early intervention enables a child to reach their full potential. It's at the heart of what we do. And with your support we can continue to work with the children in Ireland who need it.

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Happy New Year!

With your amazing support Barnardos was able to work with over 13,000 children in 2016. We hope 2017 is a great year for you and a great year for children.
Merry Christmas!
"Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts"
"Sadly not every child looks forward to Christmas. Part of our job at this time of year is to ensure that Santa Claus does get to every house."

You can help make a real difference to the lives of children all over Ireland. The Girl & The Cloud is available for €8.99 with all proceeds going to our work with vulnerable children and their families.

Just 24hrs to go & we're only 53 signatures away from our petition target!

Please add your name to help protect children from Domestic Abuse;
Katie's drawing of Santa is adorable

Get a free Christmas Star chart for your child - we've only 20 left!
Watch our short animation to learn 6 heart-breaking things that children have told us about abuse in their homes.

You have a chance today to stand up for children affected by domestic abuse. Please sign and share: [ Link ]
Sally's having fun with her Christmas Star Chart

Get a free chart for your child - a great tool for encouraging positive behaviour:
A lovely thought with just 3 weeks to Christmas
Have you got one of our free Christmas Star Charts for your child yet? We're down to our last 50 so don't miss out!

Find out more and get yours here: [ Link ]
Have you ever met a 3 year old who didn't know how to play?

Molly's story....

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Sunday November 20th is Universal Children's Day. Share if you think we should make a better world for ALL children.
Free gift for our friends! The parenting experts here at Barnardos have created a Christmas star chart for children aged 3-6, to help parents encourage positive behaviour. Find out more and get yours here: [ Link ]
"This world is but a canvas to our imagination" - David Henry Thoreau
When we're going through dark times, it helps to remember that children are born free of prejudice and full of love.

Roots of Empathy is a Barnardos programme that brings a small baby, a parent and school children together to learn about empathy and understanding. It is proven to have wonderful results for all who participate.

We urgently need volunteers for this programme in Waterford,...
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We're delighted to team up Three Ireland this Christmas!

Watch their magical video 'The Girl and the Cloud' and look out for the illustrated book in Three, Eason and Barnardos stores nationwide. All proceeds are going towards Barnardos' work with children and families across Ireland.