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Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

School costs do not add up for parents

“Developing a free education system will not happen overnight but the government must take the first step in creating a more equitable system,” said Suzanne Connolly, CEO, Barnardos.


Over 5,000 calls to SVP seeking back-to-school help

“Back-to-school this week has been a really exciting time for lots of children and their parents. But for many low income and struggling households, the preparation for the new school year has been a huge source of stress and anxiety”.


Back to school costing families €1,950: Barnardos

“The cost of sending children back to school is crippling too many families" warns Fergus Finlay.

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