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Our call for businesses to back shared parental leave

Parental leave

May 2015

Barnardo’s is urging employers to support a new law allowing fathers of new babies to share parental leave with their partners.

Barnardo's boost to protect children at night

April 2015

Barnardo’s has been awarded £700,000 by the Department for Education for a 12-month pilot project to teach night-time workers how to protect children from sexual exploitation after dark.

New Female Genital Mutilation prevention programme

March 2015

Barnardo’s will lead a new £2.1m Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) prevention scheme in England to eradicate the practice and support victims.

Scheme to help children with a Parent in Prison

February 2015

Barnardo's strongly believes that children suffer through no fault of their own when a parent is imprisoned. An evaluation of the new Barnardo’s Community Support for Offenders’ Families (CSOF) programme shows how life has measurably improved for the parents and their children we help.

Care leavers 'set up to fail'

January 2015

Barnardo’s is urging local authorities to better support young people leaving care, after a new report revealed they are effectively ‘set up to fail’ at independent living.

Christmas ‘less affordable’ for low income families

December 2014

A new Barnardo’s poll has revealed that more than half of all middle and low income families will struggle financially this Christmas.

Our campaign to protect care leavers from ‘squalid’ B&Bs

November 2014

We recently teamed up with the British public to demand better conditions for vulnerable young people leaving care, after an undercover investigation revealed squalid conditions in B&Bs some children are being sent to by their local authority.

Undercover investigation reveals shocking conditions for care leavers

October 2014

An undercover investigation by Barnardo’s revealed the shocking state of accommodation provided by local authorities for children leaving care.

The Nation’s Fridge Door – Get involved!

September 2014

A new Barnardo’s campaign is asking kind people like you to turn the support you would give your child, into support for the children who have no one.

Budget decision ‘a wasted opportunity to help the poorest’

May 2014

The recent budget decision to increase the personal tax allowance is a wasted opportunity to help the poorest according to the UK’s largest children’s charity Barnardo’s.

Spotlight on Barnardo's work with trafficked children

March 2014

A look into the issues facing trafficked children in the UK today and what Barnardo's is doing to support them.

Focus on children affected by parental imprisonment

January 2014

Children affected by parental imprisonment are one of the most vulnerable groups in society, and Barnardo's has identified this group as a priority for its work over the coming years. This article looks at the challenges they face and what is being done to help them.

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