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Barnardo's response to Ofsted report

29 Sep 2016

Ofsted has published its report ‘Time to Listen’ today which examines the joined up response to child sexual exploitation and missing children.

Research reveals 88 per cent of young people lack confidence

22 Sep 2016

New research has found 88 per cent of young people in Britain today say they ‘lack confidence and doubt they will succeed in life’, prompting a reminder from Barnardo’s to parents, carers and adults about the importance of expressing belief in children and young people.

Sex education and healthy relationship lessons essential

15 Sep 2016

Barnardo's has responded to a comment by Justine Greening MP to the Education Select Committee that considering making SRE compulsory was ‘in her in-tray’.

Vulnerable witnesses to give pre-recorded evidence

15 Sep 2016

New court reforms will allow vulnerable victim and witnesses to give their evidence before a trial starts to save them from the stress of reliving traumatic events in open court.

Barnardo’s response to FGM report by Home Affairs Committee

15 Sep 2016

In response to the Commons Home Affairs Committee on FGM today, Michelle Lee-Izu, Director of the National FGM Centre, which Barnardo’s runs in conjunction with the Local Government Association, said:

Barnardo’s welcomes new CSE response unit

14 Sep 2016

A service providing specialist advice and support for professionals tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE) is to be launched by the government later this month.

‘Widespread’ sexual harassment and violence in schools must be tackled

13 Sep 2016

A report by the Commons Select Women and Equalities Committee has exposed the ‘widespread’ scale of sexual harassment and sexual violence that is not being tackled effectively in English schools.

Alarming increase in sexting leaving children vulnerable

09 Sep 2016

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety, in partnership with Barnardo’s and other charities, has published a new report into sexting. The report contains guidance and aims to help schools and colleges respond to incidents and safeguard young people.

History of first fostered children uncovered

26 Aug 2016

Previously unseen Victorian archive records from Barnardo’s have shed some light on the lives of the first children supported by the charities pioneering fostering initiative in the 1880’s.

Paving the way on GCSE results day

25 Aug 2016

Today, young people across the country find out their GCSE results.

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