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Innovative tool launched to help social workers detect FGM risk

19 Mar 2018

The National FGM Centre has launched an innovative tool to help social workers assess if a girl is at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Nicola Roberts speaks out for abused children this CSE Awareness Day

18 Mar 2018

In the wake of this week’s news about widespread child sexual exploitation in Telford, Barnardo’s ambassador Nicola Roberts has spoken out for CSE Awareness Day.

Children experiencing trauma of sexual exploitation helped by TIGER

16 Mar 2018

Children suffering from the debilitating trauma of sexual exploitation are being supported through a pioneering new programme being developed by Barnardo’s in London.

Young singers raise 37,000 for vulnerable children at Barnardo’s National youth choral competition

15 Mar 2018

Hundreds of talented children sung their hearts out in the hope of winning the title of the UK’s best youth choir in the final of the annual Barnardo’s National Choral Competition at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Skydiving celebrities urge public to join leap of faith to UK’s most vulnerable children

14 Mar 2018

Reality TV stars are no strangers to taking a step into the unknown. Now a quintet of celebrities are calling on the public to join them in a thrilling skydive to raise funds to help vulnerable children and young people supported by Barnardo’s.

Barnardo's supports LGBT Fostering and Adoption Week to encourage the LGBT community to help transform children's lives

07 Mar 2018

This week Barnardo’s is proud to support New Family Social as the charity shares 10 Good Reasons why LGBT people should consider adopting and fostering vulnerable children.

FGM: Eleven newly recorded cases in England every day

07 Mar 2018

Much more needs to be done to support survivors of female genital mutilation and protect girls at risk, as the latest statistics reveal there are 11 newly recorded cases of FGM every day.

Toddlers raise 265,000 to help support thousands of vulnerable children

06 Mar 2018

Children across the UK toddled their way towards raising an incredible 265,350 to help Barnardo’s transform the lives of vulnerable youngsters.

Portraits of young people ready for work now and then mark anniversary of first ‘ragged school’

02 Mar 2018

Young people who learn practical skills through Barnardo’s have created a series of self-portraits to mark the 150th anniversary of the charity’s first ‘ragged school’.

Vast majority of parents worried by Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app ahead of its UK launch, research by Barnardo’s finds

27 Feb 2018

Ninety per cent of parents online have concerns about their young children using Facebook’s new Messenger Kids service and more than half (51%) would not currently let their child use it, according to an online survey for Barnardo’s.

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