Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s

We help transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK. We listen to them. We believe in them – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Our founder, Thomas Barnardo, stood up for the most vulnerable children in society. He envisioned a world where no child is turned away.

Facts about our job

  • Barnardo’s is the largest provider of child sexual exploitation (CSE) support in the UK. We have worked with sexually exploited children and young people for more than 20 years, and have specialist services in over 40 locations.
  • For every £1 donated, we spend 91p on charitable activities, 3p on governance and pension finance costs and the remaining 6p on raising the next £1.
  • Barnardo’s transforms the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through the work of our services, campaigning and research expertise.

In 2017-18,  Barnardo’s worked with 301,100 children, young people, parents and carers – an eleven per cent increase from the 272,300 we worked with in 2016-17 running over 1000 vital services across the UK.

We build stronger families, safer childhoods and positive futures. We also use our original research, based on the direct work we do, to:

  • influence the government on issues affecting children and young people
  • raise public awareness of issues affecting children and young people

Every Barnardo’s service is different and our dedicated staff and volunteers tailor every service to meet the individual needs of children, but each has one vital thing in common: a belief in the potential of every child and young person to thrive – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

What remains steadfast is our promise to children. From respite for young carers and children with disabilities, to expert therapies for the victims of abuse, we are here for children, always.

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Monthly Donations

  • £5 per month or £60 annually

    Will pay for a school session that aims to prevent sexual exploitation early by showing children the risks and the difference between healthy and exploitative relationships.

  • £7.50 per month or £90 annually

    Will pay for a child affected by domestic abuse to attend a 6 week group programme to reduce the long-term effects they may experience later in life.

  • £10 per month or £120 annually

    Will buy a bed and blankets for a young person leaving care moving into a flat by themselves for the first time.

  • £20 per month or £240 annually

    Will pay for two young carers to go on a two day residential break with care in place for their parent while they’re away.