Read our latest policy and research publications. These are produced alongside our services, and in partnership with other organisations and government departments.

2020

Becoming Trauma Aware through Supporting Mental Health & Well-Being in Schools (PDF)

'New Term, New Challenges, New Opportunities' - Putting Children's Mental Health at the Heart of Education 2020 (PDF)

'A New Life For Me' - Integration Experiences of Syrian Refugee Children & their Families 2020 (PDF)

Using The PATHS Programme & Social Emotional Learning to mitigate the effects of ACEs - 2020 (PDF)

2019

Lifeskills - Findings from the implementation of Botvin Lifeskills within Waltham Forest Schools - 2019 (PDF)

Lifeskills - Findings from the implementation of Botvin LifeSkills within North Down and Ards - 2019 (PDF)

Family Learning and Integration Project (FLIP) - 2019 (PDF)

2018

Promoting Good Infant Mental Health: Supporting Emotional Wellbeing for 0-3 Year Olds - 2018 (PDF)

Connections - Parenting Infants in a Digital World - Full report - 2018 (PDF)

Connections - Parenting Infants in a Digital World - Executive summary - 2018 (PDF)

Findings from the implementation of The PATHS Programme for Schools (UK Version) in NI 2014-2018 - 2018 (PDF)

Lifeskills - Findings from the implementation of Botvin LifeSkills in Ballyfermot, Dublin - 2018 (PDF)

2017

Access All Areas NI: Supporting corporate parents to improve young people's journey from care to adulthood - 2017 (PDF)

Parenting Matters for prisoners and their families - 2017 (PDF)

Sleep Intervention: Helping children with autism to sleep better: A Forward Steps intervention - 2017 (PDF)

2016

All Stars 'In Focus' report - 2016 (PDF)

Children's Charter Northern Ireland - Barnardo's NI and NSPCC - 2016 (PDF)

In Focus - 'Time for Me' primary school counselling and wrap-around support - 2016 (PDF)

Paths Plus - Key findings from the PATHS Plus programme delivered by Barnardo's in the UK May - 2016 (PDF)

Prevention Through Brighter Futures: Findings from Barnardo's delivery of the All Stars Programme in Schools in NI -2016 (PDF)

2015

Children affected by the imprisonment of a family member - A handbook for schools developing good practice - 2015 (PDF)

Feels like Home - Experiences of newcomer pupils in primary schools in Northern Ireland - 2015 (PDF)

Lifeskills - Evaluation of substance misuse prevention programmes - Executive summary - 2015 (PDF)

Lifeskills - Evaluation of substance misuse prevention programmes - Full report - 2015 (PDF)

Unprotected, overprotected - 2015 (PDF)

2014

Beneath the surface - child poverty in Northern Ireland 2014 - Child Poverty Alliance - 2014 (PDF)

Believe in Childcare - An investigation into the childcare needs of ethnic minority communities in Northern Ireland - 2014 (PDF)

Feels Like Home - Exploring the experiences of newcomer children in primary schools in Northern Ireland - 2014 (PDF)

Findings from the Barnardo's 'Ready to Learn' Programme - 2014 (PDF)

Living with adversity - A qualitative study of families with multiple and complex needs - Full report - 2014 (PDF)

Living with adversity - A qualitative study of families with multiple and complex needs - Briefing paper - 2014 (PDF)

Unlocking the potential of out-of-school-hours learning - Findings from the Barnardo's 'Ready to Learn' Programme - 2014 (PDF)

2013

Policy and Practice paper 16. Safe Choices Responding to the changing nature of child sexual exploitation in NI - 2013 (PDF)

2011

Not a world away - The sexual exploitation of children and young people in Northern Ireland - Full report - 2011 (PDF)

Not a world away - The sexual exploitation of children and young people in North Ireland - Summary - 2011 (PDF)