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Study reveals scale of the sexual exploitation of boys

27 Aug 2014

The sexual exploitation of boys and young men is a much bigger problem than previously thought according to a landmark study released today.

Clyde-siders – your Barnardo’s shops need you!

11 Aug 2014

With their cheery ‘high fives’ and ‘happy-to-help’ attitude, the 15,000 Clyde-siders who volunteered at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow played a massive role in the event’s success.

Barnardo’s Scotland foster carers open up about their experiences to encourage more carers

08 Aug 2014

“Fostering has given me so much – the children have been company, given me a reason to live, eat healthily and to get out into the world and be active!” Fiona Douglas – Foster Carer, Fife

Children from Inverclyde take to the Stage in Commonwealth Festival 2014

26 Jul 2014

Children from Greenock, in Inverclyde took part in one of the biggest events in Glasgow Green as part of the Commonwealth Festival on Saturday 26 July 2014.

TV Presenter Helen Fospero backs Barnardo’s Scotland’s Missing Millions Gift Aid Appeal

23 Jul 2014

Breakfast TV presenter and working mum, Helen Fospero has given her backing to the Missing Millions Barnardo’s Gift Aid appeal. She is helping the charity raise awareness about the importance of Gift Aid, a national Government tax scheme.

Barnardo’s chosen to act as Independent Supporters to help families get to grips with changes to disability funding and services

23 Jul 2014

Barnardo’s has been chosen to become Independent Supporters for families of children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) in 29 areas across England, after a bidding process held by the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) on behalf of the Department for Education. The contracts, worth 3m, will run from July 2014 to the end of March 2016.

TV Presenter Helen Fospero backs Barnardo's Missing Millions Gift Aid Appeal

23 Jul 2014

Breakfast TV presenter and working mum, Helen Fospero has given her backing to the Missing Millions Barnardo’s Gift Aid appeal. She is helping the charity raise awareness about the importance of Gift Aid, a national Government tax scheme.

Police must avoid 'heavy handed' criminalisation of young people for sexting

23 Jul 2014

In response to news that young people are being threatened with prosecution under child sex laws, Barnardo’s is urging Britain’s police forces to avoid a heavy-handed approach to young people sexting images.

Duchess of Rothesay donates her favourite children’s stories to Barnardo’s Scotland book shop

22 Jul 2014

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay dropped in to children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland Edinburgh book shop during her summer visit to Scotland, to donate a selection of books and meet children supported by the charity.

Children to get better protection from predatory sex offenders

21 Jul 2014

The government is set to strengthen the law to allow police to act sooner if they suspect a child is being groomed for sex. The change has come about thanks to campaigning work by Barnardo’s and Sarah Champion MP.

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