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New figures highlight rising demand on children's services

12 Jan 2018

Barnardo's has responded to reports today that a child was referred to children's services every 49 seconds last year.

Barnardo's criticises 'Shower with Your Dad' game

08 Jan 2018

Following media reports of a computer game called ‘Shower With Your Dad’ which could be seen as trivialising child abuse or normalising paedophilia, Barnardo’s has released the following statement.

Barnardo’s responds to Children’s Commissioner’s report on growing demands of social media

04 Jan 2018

As a new report by the Children’s Commissioner warns that social media is exposing children to “significant risks emotionally”, Barnardo’s says new age-appropriate relationship and sex education lessons in England in 2019 will help children to deal with the increasing demands of the digital world.

Barnardo's welcomes Government's rethink on childcare provision

01 Jan 2018

Robert Goodwill's announcement that foster children will be entitled to the same amount of free childcare as other children has been welcomed by Barnardo's.

Government should listen to young people, parents and experts on what to include in new relationships and sex education

01 Jan 2018

As the Department for Education calls for evidence on what should be included in the new relationships and sex education curriculum, Barnardo's says it's important children, young people, parents and experts are all listened to.

Barnardo's working to help stem the rise of knife crime

01 Jan 2018

Barnardo's is working with an all-party parliamentary group of MPs and Red Threads youth work charity to investigate the root causes of knife crime as the latest statistics reveal they are at their highest level since 2011.

Digital Romance research shows how children want better relationships and sex education

01 Jan 2018

A report published today by Brook and CEOP reveals how digital technology fundamentally shapes the ways in which young people relate to one another in the arena of romance, sex and relationships.

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