Northern Ireland

​Barnardo’s has been delivering The PATHS® Programme for Schools (UK Version) for over a decade in Northern Ireland.

Between 2008-2012, 12 schools across the Craigavon and Lurgan areas took part in a Randomised Controlled Trial of the PATHS® programme. A further 30 schools implemented the programme in Greater Belfast from 2013 and the programme has grown from strength to strength across Northern Ireland since then. In 2018 we completed a 4-year implementation of the programme in 40 schools across the West of Northern Ireland (Enniskillen, Omagh, Strabane, Derry/Londonderry and Limavady), and have continued to grow from strength to strength in the region under the management and coordination of the team located there.

“It is very clear the impact of the PATHS® programme. The PATHS® programme is evidently developing in our children: respect; own rules for sport/play; kindness; playing fair; social justice and teamwork skills. It is developing skills for 21st Century adults! This is a cutting edge programme - part of PDMU.”

(ETI CRED Inspector, Enniskillen Integrated Primary School, Enniskillen (December 2014))

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