As one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, Barnardo’s works directly with over 200,000 children, young people and their families every year. We run over 900 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups. Every Barnardo’s service is different but each believes in the potential in every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done, or what they have been through.
We lobby the government regularly using our original research based on the direct work we do with children and young people. As the UK’s leading children’s charity we have a deep experience and knowledge of the range of issues faced by the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.
Barnardo's vision is that the lives of all children and young people should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination. We believe in the abused, the vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.