How We Help

Barnardo’s is here to support and protect the UK’s most vulnerable children and bring out the best in them no matter what they have been through.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Emergency numbers

If you think that a child is in immediate danger please dial 999. Alternatively please contact your local authority social care department, or the NSPCC 24 hour child protection helpline listed below.

If you are a child who needs help, please call Childline on 0800 11 11.

Alternatively, please call 0808 800 5000 to discuss your concerns with the NSPCC 24 Hour Child Protection Helpline.

If you are concerned about a Barnardo's member of staff, volunteer or carer please call the relevant national or regional office and speak to a Barnardo's senior manager or children's services representative.