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Landmark pilot shows families and communities can play vital role in preventing child sexual exploitation.

26 Mar 2015

Working with parents as well as their children is vital to reducing the risk of vulnerable young people being sexually exploited according to a landmark study released today.

The Ultimate Fundraising Adventure - Join Barnardo’s Scotland at the Rob Roy Challenge

26 Mar 2015

Plans for the exciting 10th Rob Roy Challenge are well under way, and challengers are being reminded that the exclusive Barnardo’s Scotland discount code offer ends soon. Register your team before 3 April 2015 to receive a special lower rate of 100 per person – just quote Barnardo’s when asked for the coupon code.

‘Getting to know you’

19 Mar 2015

‘Getting to know all about you’ following the opening of Barnardo’s Scotland’s new office in Kirkcaldy in Fife, that’s just what volunteers from the charity’s shops, children’s services and community fundraising volunteers will be doing.

Campaigners welcome Scottish Government move to legislate for participatory budgeting

18 Mar 2015

A Scottish Government amendment to the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill that should give communities more say over how money is spent on services in their area has been welcomed by campaigners.

Raising tax threshold to 11K will do precious little for poor families

18 Mar 2015

Today the Chancellor announced that the government would increase the lower income tax threshold from 10.6 - 11K. In response, Barnardo’s has warned that poor working families would benefit little from the measure because of the way that the tax links with the Universal Credit benefits system, which means they’ll lose up to 65p for every pound they gain.

Barnardo’s Scotland shops are March-ing into Spring Spring clean your wardrobe’s for children’s charity

12 Mar 2015

With spring in the air, charity shop bosses are hoping ‘spring-clean fever’ will encourage customers across Scotland to donate clothes they no longer need or wear to their local Barnardo’s stores.

Barnardo's response to Troubled Families announcement

10 Mar 2015

Barnardo's responds to news that the the Troubled Families programme has helped more than 100,000 families

A Magical Frozen Tea Party coming to Glasgow and Edinburgh

10 Mar 2015

Children are invited to meet and greet Elsa and Olaf from Frozen, sing and dance to all of the Frozen songs and sit down at frosty tables filled with delicious cakes and treats in true Frozen themed tea party style – and all funds raised on the day will go to children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland.

Barnardo’s NI celebrates 35 years of fostering

10 Mar 2015

Barnardo’s NI is celebrating 35 years of fostering with a series of events to highlight the difference fostering can make on a child’s life. Events will include a balloon release in front of Parliament Buildings and Belfast City hall will be floodlit in Barnardo’s green from dusk to dawn.

Special delivery on Mothering Sunday for Barnardo’s Scotland’s first time mum

09 Mar 2015

Prestige Flowers is surprising Barnardo’s Scotland’s newly adoptive mum, Gowan Matthews from South Queensferry, with a bouquet to celebrate her first Mother’s Day this weekend.

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