A new trend with significant cost implications is the use of digital devices in schools.
The groups being targeted include entrants from under-represented socio-economic groups and communities.
New figures show that the children's charity helped 340 more children in 2015 than in 2014.
The SVP highlights barriers to low income families: lack of money, inadequate access to career guidance and few role models.
Rise Up research uncovers endemic societal inequalities that limit children from achieving their potential according to Barnardos.