Children want safer lives
Seven in 10 children in England think the government should ensure all children have school lessons on sex and relationships, new figures reveal.
Nearly two thirds of children groomed online who were referred to Barnardo’s specialist services, were sexually exploited after meeting their attacker.
Children and young people will be safer from the risk of sexual exploitation this Christmas thanks to pioneering work by Barnardo’s.
Barnardo’s celebrity supporters and ambassadors have generously donated personal memorabilia to raise money for the most vulnerable children in the UK and to mark our 150th anniversary. The items will be auctioned online on Givergy.com.
Children will no longer have their life chances damaged for sexting, under new guidelines issued by the Crown Prosecution Service. The consensual sharing of sexual images by under-18s was previously an automatic criminal offence, with young people suffering the consequences for years to come.
Barnardo’s, the United Kingdom’s leading children’s charity, has been selected by Network Rail’s employees as their ‘Charity of Choice’. Until March 2019, Network Rail will support Barnardo’s through fundraising, volunteering, gifts in kind and payroll giving.
New work by dozens of international painters and sculptors will be auctioned off to support vulnerable children and families. The Unity in Variety auction in Canary Wharf on November 24 will feature more than 20 artists including a number of Islamic works by Pakistani and British Asian artists.
Every year 200,000 children in England and Wales have a parent go to prison. These youngsters are at a greater risk of mental health problems, poverty and poor education. The children are often a 'hidden' group who fall under the radar of services.
At Barnardo’s we believe a child’s future should never be defined by their past. That’s why the charity is helping vulnerable youngsters who are arriving in the UK after living in a camp at Calais.The unaccompanied refugee children have been brought to Britain by the Home Office to be reunited with relatives.
More than £15,000 has been raised by cyclists taking part in a historical bike ride to mark Barnardo’s 150th anniversary. Fundraisers rode 362 miles from Holyhead to Barnardo’s House in Barkingside, East London – following in Thomas Barnardo’s footsteps when he arrived from Ireland in 1866.
Businesses in England are being offered an extra £2,000 if they take on teenagers, care leavers and those with special education needs as apprentices. A subsidy will be provided for 90 per cent of the cost of providing apprenticeships for small business owners.
The UK Council for Child Internet Safety and Barnardo's have published a new report into sexting. Schools are receiving new guidance against the effects of sexual images online. The document aims to help schools and colleges respond to incidents and safeguarding young people.
New research for Barnardo’s has found 88 per cent of young people in Britain today say they ‘lack confidence and doubt they will succeed in life’, prompting Barnardo’s to remind parents, carers and adults about the importance of expressing belief in children and young people. #BelieveInMe
Cyclists will be retracing Thomas Barnardo’s footsteps with a charity ride from Holyhead to Barkingside next month.
Barnardo’s big bike ride, which takes place from 14 – 18 October, will cover a 362-mile route to mark the charity’s 150th anniversary.
The lives of the first fostered children in England are being revealed through previously unseen archives, from when the scheme was pioneered by Barnardo’s in 1887. That year 320 boys were sent to live with foster carers away from factories and railway stations, and never more than two to a bed.
Only three per cent of children in care in England are getting the independent support they are entitled to by law, new research by Barnardo's and the National Independent Visitor Development Project has found.
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