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Believe in Children

What we do

Barnardo’s transforms the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through the work of our services, campaigning and research expertise.


We believe we can bring out the very best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence.

Our work with children


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 have been through.


Barnardo’s works in the areas of:


Domestic violence

Alcohol and substance misuse


Black and minority ethnic communities

Fostering and adoption

Child poverty


Children in trouble

Mental health

Children leaving care

Parenting support

Children leaving asylum

Sexual abuse

Disability and inclusion

Sexual exploitation

Young Carers


Click here to search for your local Barnardo’s services


Get involved

Your time is one of the most valuable gifts you can give. There are lots of different ways to get involved including fundraising, volunteering and campaigning.


Click here to find out more.


Your support will help transform the lives of the most disadvantaged children.



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Ilford, Essex