What we believe

We believe a child’s future should never be defined by their past. Over the last 150 years we have witnessed children’s incredible ability to transform their lives no matter what they have been through. And we know that when people believe in children they start to believe in themselves.

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Stronger Families

Children and young people should thrive with the love and support of their families. But sometimes they come up against challenges that prevent this. We support them to overcome these challenges and make sure their family stays strong.

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Safer Childhoods

Every child should be safe from harm. But for many this isn’t the case. We support children and young people who’ve been abused and help them feel safe again.

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Positive Futures

We want young people to have the best chances in life – to achieve their full potential in later life. It can be hard for some to access the right support to get them started. So we help them deal with what can be a challenging transition to adulthood.

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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.

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