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Barnardo's and Microsoft release new app to help protect children from being sexually exploited

25 Apr 2014

Barnardo’s has teamed up with Microsoft to produce a unique new app to help teach young people about the dangers of child sexual exploitation. ‘Wud U?’ has been designed to help teachers and other professionals working with young people educate children about how to keep themselves safe.

Cyclists urged to get on their bikes for Barnardo's

23 Apr 2014

The 33rd South Wales Bike Ride takes place on Sunday May the 18th in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Dr Who and Hobbit star Sylvester McCoy takes time out for Barnardo’s Scotland

15 Apr 2014

Barnardo’s Scotland shops have launched their Great Winter Stock Appeal to raise money for Scotland’s most vulnerable children. And supporting the appeal is Scottish-born Hobbit Wizard and seventh Doctor Who, actor Sylvester McCoy.

It is the duty of local authorities to protect against an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ culture, says Barnardo’s

08 Apr 2014

In response to today’s report from Ofsted evaluating the effectiveness of local authorities in discharging their responsibilities to looked after children living away from their home community, Barnardo’s Assistant Director of Strategy Rachel Coffey comments,

Children's centres in urgent need of a new mission to provide early help for families, says UK's largest children's charity

03 Apr 2014

A new report from the UK’s largest children’s charity Barnardo’s exposes the lack of a unifying mission for children’s centres in England, and calls for them to be clearly focussed on early help for parents of young children.

MP and charity call for tougher laws to protect children from being groomed by sex offenders

01 Apr 2014

Sarah Champion MP and the children’s charity Barnardo’s are together calling on the government to toughen up laws that protect children from being groomed by predatory sex offenders.

Root causes of poverty must be addressed says Barnardo’s

26 Mar 2014

Barnardo’s has called for the root causes of poverty to be addressed following cross-party plans to vote for a cap on welfare (Annually Managed Expenditure) this afternoon, the pot of money that covers the benefits system and safeguards households against loss of income, especially during periods of economic instability and recession.

From Mothballs to £Millions - recycle clothes through John Lewis, help local children and save the planet!

21 Mar 2014

This spring, Children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland and John Lewis are encouraging everyone to take part in a mass spring clean and recycling campaign, to rid their wardrobes of unused, unworn and unloved items and recycle them through John Lewis stores - ‘it’s a win, win situation’.

Budget 'wasted opportunity to help poorest', says Barnardo's

19 Mar 2014

In response to today's Budget, Barnardo's UK Director of Strategy Puja Darbari said

Barnardo’s hails 'double victory' for the UK's most disadvantaged children, as Government boosts nursery & childcare funding for the poorest

18 Mar 2014

Barnardo's has today hailed as a 'victory' for the UK's poorest children, the announcement that the Government will 'stretch' the Pupil Premium to cover disadvantaged three and four year olds (1) and boost childcare funding so that all families on Universal Credit get 85% of their costs subsidised (2).

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