Barnardo’s works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children

We believe in the abused, the most vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.

We do this because we believe that every child deserves the best start in life and the chance to fulfil their potential.

We use the knowledge gained from our direct work with children to campaign for better childcare policy and to champion the rights of every child.

With the right help, committed support and a little belief, even the most vulnerable children can turn their lives around. Barnardo’s is regulated by the Charity Commission. Being a registered charity means that we must always be accountable and transparent.


Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below

  1. Young carers are children who help look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled or has mental health problems, or is misusing drugs or alcohol. Barnardo’s runs 20 services across the UK which work to support young carers and their families in a variety of ways. Please visit our website to find out more.

  2. Barnado’s Employment Training and Skills (ETS) programmes take pride in working and supporting you to help you gain the skills and qualifications that you need to get started in the world of work. We will work with you on an individual basis to find the best training and employment opportunties in your area. From construction qualifications, hairdressing apprenticeships to careers advice. For more information, vist

  3. Listening to children is at the heart of all Barnardo's work, but our work in advocacy especially shows Barnardo’s commitment to giving children and young people a voice. For more information about advocacy work in your area, please visit our website.

  4. Supporting parents and families by building social and communication skills, providing parenting programmes and advice and support services. Offering relief and support for parents, carers and siblings of children with disabilities, life-limiting conditions or special educational needs.

  5. As one of the UK's leading children's charities, Barnardo's works directly with over 200,000 children, young people and their families every year. We run over 900 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups. Every Barnardo's service is different but each believes in the potential in every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they

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