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Child sexual exploitation and abuse

Stories of young people affected by sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, such as Jenny’s, inspired the powerful drumming performance by James in our advert. Barnardo’s run services to protect sexually exploited and abused children and those at risk.

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Looked after children

Hasan’s taekwondo sequence shown in our advert shows the determination we see in our looked after children like the children featured in our animation. Barnardo's has over 100 years' experience of placing children with families.

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Protect

Barnardo’s runs projects across the country supporting children, young people and families where abuse has happened and we are the largest provider of child sexual exploitation support in the UK. Help us protect sexually exploited and abused children.

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Leaving care

Ida’s emotional ballet performance in our advert was inspired by real stories from children leaving care such as Emily. Barnardo’s services aim to bridge the gap for children leaving care and living in the adult world.

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Welcome

Giving children who are fostered, adopted or in residential care more stability helps them escape harm and focus on their future. Help us find new families to welcome defenceless children.

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Family Support

Kifah’s impressive football scene featured in our advert represents the incredible talents of our young carers including Robyn. We help young carers and their families find the support they are entitled to and we provide advice and emotional support.

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Support

We give flexible support to vulnerable children facing a range of difficulties, like a family member with a disability. Help us support disadvantaged families.

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Emotional health and wellbeing

Tia’s gymnastic piece featured in our advert symbolises the challenging journey that many of our children and young people, like Khaled, go through when experiencing difficulties with their mental health. Barnardo’s runs centres to help them build their confidence and address the root of their difficulties.

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Counsel

Research now shows that many problems children and families face are related to mental health. Help us counsel and guide frightened children.

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Early support

Barnardo’s early support work includes parenting groups and one-to-one work with parents like Louisa, through our network of family centres, community-based parenting programmes, and specialised work with parents who have particular needs.

 

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Nurture

We provide early support to families because prevention is better than cure. Also, what we learn from children early on helps us identify wider issues and how to tackle them. Help us nurture struggling young families.

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Empower

We support children leaving care with the huge changes and varied challenges they face as they become adults. Help us empower vulnerable children leaving care.

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11/01/2017

Theresa May's speech on mental health

The Prime Minister has pledged to transform attitudes to mental health.

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