Marking our 150th year
marks 150 years
since Thomas Barnardo founded the charity. Since then we have helped hundreds of thousands of children
to grow up happy and healthy – but sadly, there is still more work to do.
old and new threaten young people but, with your support, we will always be here for children who need
us. There are lots of ways to get involved, so we hope you will join us to protect children, now and
Join us to mark this special year.
UK’s children thrive
leading children's charity, Barnardo's worked
with 240,000 children, young people and families last year.
With support from
people like you, we run over 960 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who
have been abused, fostering and adoption services, and disability support.
dedicated staff and volunteers tailor every Barnardo's 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.
how our diverse work for children began 150 years ago on the streets of Victorian London.