“I haven’t told any friends at school that I’m living here cos they might tease me.”

Meet Ava, a 6 year old girl living in emergency accommodation.

Child Homelessness has increased 55% in the last year across Ireland.

Please watch and share Ava’s story and help raise awareness of the hidden homeless.

It's #SaferInternetDay and with 1 in 10 children now experiencing cyberbullying knowing how to protect your child online has never been more important.

For free advice on tackling cyberbullying for children, parents and schools please visit

According to figures released today 1 in 9 children across Ireland are living in consistent poverty.

"If we don’t break this vicious cycle, its effects will last for generations. These children deserve better chances."

Over 130,000 children living in consistent poverty

Over 1,200 families in Ireland were homeless at Christmas - including 2,505 children; bit.ly/2ji2EyY

Over 7,000 people living in emergency accommodation

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.

Be part of it today
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. bit.ly/2fTqAql

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; bit.ly/2fZXVVH
Katie's drawing of Santa is adorable

Get a free Christmas Star chart for your child - we've only 20 left! bit.ly/2fnxzbM
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: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Sally's having fun with her Christmas Star Chart

Get a free chart for your child - a great tool for encouraging positive behaviour: bit.ly/2fnxzbM
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: [ Bit.ly 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: [ Bit.ly Link ]