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Poor must not bear the brunt of austerity

23 Jan 2015

A report published by The Institue of Fiscal Studies today says the coalition government has implemented a set of tax changes which have left middle income households better off and have hit high income households. Accompanying benefit changes have reduced the incomes of poorer working age households and reduced the incomes of most families with children.

Scheme to help prisoners’ families hailed a success

15 Jan 2015

In a report launched today, a full evaluation of the Barnardo’s Community Support for Offenders’ Families (CSOF) programme finds that life has measurably improved for parents and their children.

Barnardo’s celebrates place in the Top 30 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2015

14 Jan 2015

Barnardo’s is one of the UK’s best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff, a new survey reveals today.

Barnardo's: "Prepare carers better to meet the needs of the child they foster"

13 Jan 2015

Barnardo's is urging local authorities to work more closely with adoption and fostering agencies to respond to a looming crisis for children in care.

Celebrities reveal teen pics to launch Barnardo's fostering campaign

12 Jan 2015

Dame Joan Collins, Andy Serkis and the late Lynda Bellingham are among stars who have braved the days of acne and dodgy haircuts to release candid photos of themselves as adolescents. Barnardo’s approached celebrities for their ‘unseen’ teen pics as part of a new campaign to recruit more foster carers in the UK.

Councils must prioritise the most vulnerable in this age of austerity

29 Dec 2014

In this age of austerity we are all having to tighten our belts and make tough decisions about what we spend our money on. Local authorities are no exception and it’s clear that many are struggling with the need to slash their budgets while still maintaining decent levels of front line services.

Government Fostering Ambassador

24 Dec 2014

Barnardo's welcomes the news that supporter Lorraine Pascale has been appointed Government Fostering Ambassador

Sunday People appeal for Barnardos: Care Leavers

20 Dec 2014

You can read moving story of how we are making Christmas a happier time for children with a parent in prison the Sunday People today. The painful stories are part of the Sunday People Appeal for Barnardo’s, which the paper is running until the New Year.

“I never had a normal childhood” – young people speak about having a dad in prison

19 Dec 2014

Young people speak on BBC Radio 1 about life with a parent in prison.