An analysis of the use of restorative practices in schools to avoid negative social outcomes related to homelessness in Dublin.

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Flavia Vieira de Oliveira
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Homelessness in Ireland has been a constant social issue. The Department of Housing has considered homeless, individuals who are in State-funded emergency accommodation. However, According to Focus Ireland (2020), ‘a wider definition of homelessness can be divided into […] visible homelessness […], hidden homelessness […] and at risk of homelessness [...]’. It also may be associated with addiction issues. Our study will consider the impact of negative outcomes in young people's lives that may lead to homelessness. World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) defines 'youth' as those aged 15-24. This group has been one of the smallest groups regarding homelessness data in Ireland, but still a significant number. According to the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government, in April 2016 there were 664 young people counted in the official figures, 924 in April 2018, and 749 in April 2020. If we include people aged 25-44, this number increases nearly four times. Dublin has the largest numbers comprising 70% of the homeless population between 18 and 44 years old in Ireland (Homeless Report | Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, 2021).
Vieira de Oliveira, 2021