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12/01/2017

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.

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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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20/12/2016

Most children groomed online are sexually exploited

Nearly two thirds of children groomed online who were referred to Barnardo’s specialist services, were sexually exploited after meeting their attacker.

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19/12/2016

Night workers will help protect children from sexual abusers this Christmas

Children and young people will be safer from the risk of sexual exploitation this Christmas thanks to pioneering work by Barnardo’s.

 

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01/12/2016

Celebrities donate money-can’t-buy items to raise vital funds

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.

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21/11/2016

Christmas comes early for young carers

Build-A-Bear Workshop has organised four Christmas parties across the UK, where vulnerable children we support will be given the opportunity to make their own bears and take part in festive activities.

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10/11/2016

Fewer care leavers in poor housing

Hundreds of care leavers are no longer living in unsafe and unsuitable accommodation following a campaign by Barnardo’s. The number of care leavers in England who were placed in B&B’s has dropped by 35 per cent following the campaign.

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26/10/2016

Sexting not a crime

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.

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25/10/2016

The ‘charity of choice’

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.

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24/10/2016

Art auction support

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.  

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24/10/2016

Barnardo’s free national information service

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.

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21/10/2016

Helping children arriving from Calais

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.

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18/10/2016

£15,000 raised in bike ride

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.

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18/10/2016

Help for care leavers to become apprentices

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.

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12/10/2016

Workout that baby brain

Forgetfulness and a lack of concentration are the usual symptoms of ‘baby brain’. But now Barnardo’s is turning that all on its head –  by helping babies develop a healthy brain. The ‘baby brain workout’

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11/10/2016

Schools boost against sexting

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.

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03/10/2016

Barnardo’s is having a ball

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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23/09/2016

Young people lack confidence

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

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08/09/2016

Holyhead to Barkingside Bike Ride

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.

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06/09/2016

Our first fostered children in England

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.

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05/09/2016

Only 3% of children in care have independent support

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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