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Celebrities Abseil for Barnardo’s 150th anniversary

26 Aug 2016

Fearless celebrities Lydia Bright and Helen Fospero are gearing up for a nail biting 80 metre descent from ArcelorMittal Orbit in London’s Olympic Park for Barnardo’s.

Unseen Victorian archive records show life for first fostered children

26 Aug 2016

Previously unseen Victorian archive records from Barnardo’s, shows what life was like for the first fostered children, when the scheme was originally pioneered in England by the children’s charity in 1887.

Double Olympic champion Daley Thompson to join historic cycle ride

24 Aug 2016

Barnardo’s big bike ride, Holyhead to Barkingside, 14-18 October 2016

Hundreds of children in the UK are still forced into modern slavery

23 Aug 2016

Barnardo's highlights the need for specialists support for child victims of modern slavery

Have a Laugh for Barnardo’s Scotland – showcasing the best of the fringe

18 Aug 2016

Heading to Scotland’s famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year? Barnardo’s has a show you will love!

Businesses in England offered 2,000 incentive to take on apprentices

12 Aug 2016

Barnardo's responds to government annoucement that employers in England are being offered an extra 2,000 to take on teenagers, care leavers and those with special education needs as apprentices.

Barnardo's response to increased trafficking risk to Nigerian women and girls

12 Aug 2016

The UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland, has warned that criminals are exploiting the migration crisis to increase the trafficking of Nigerian women and girls into Europe with many potentially ending up being exploited in the UK.

Plea to PM from children's charities: 'It's critical that children do not suffer'

09 Aug 2016

Joint statement from the UK’s leading children’s charities:

97 per cent of children in care missing out on mentors

08 Aug 2016

Children in care in England should be offered ‘independent visitors’ where it is in their interests.

Barnardo's statement on Cedars accommodation

21 Jul 2016

Our chief executive, Javed Khan, responds to the Government's planned closure of its Cedars facility, which supports families who are being returned overseas by the Home Office.

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