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Child refugee’s painting will feature alongside artists' work at Affordable Art Fair

02 Mar 2017

A painting by an eight-year-old child in a refugee camp will be shown alongside new work by celebrated artists in support of Barnardo’s, charity partner at this year’s Affordable Art Fair in London’s Battersea Park.

Sex and relationships education will be compulsory in England, Government announces

01 Mar 2017

Barnardo’s is delighted the Government has announced plans for all schools to teach age-appropriate sex and relationship education from age four.

Volunteering leads to a job for student Amy

21 Feb 2017

Amy Speakman began volunteering at her local Barnardo’s shop as part of her college course, hoping to gain some life skills and valuable work experience.

Government delivers 40 million to tackle child sexual abuse and child trafficking

16 Feb 2017

The Home Secretary today announced new measures to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation, trafficking and pursue offenders across the UK.

Believe with The Botanist

10 Feb 2017

A restaurant group has raised more than 43,500 to support Barnardo’s work with vulnerable children.

Marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

06 Feb 2017

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, Monday 6 February 2017, the National FGM Centre's director Michelle Lee-Izu talks about our work to try and end the practice.

Pioneering work undertaken in fight to eliminate FGM

06 Feb 2017

A pioneering Centre to help stop female genital mutilation (FGM) in England has had a powerful impact in the fight against this illegal practice, says a report published by the Government.

Barkingside pub brings in 6,000 for Barnardo’s in year of fundraising

23 Jan 2017

The team who took over a Barkingside pub one year ago have raised nearly 6,000 for Barnardo’s in an amazing 12 months of fundraising.

Having a parent that believes in you is essential to children’s happiness, finds Barnardo’s

23 Jan 2017

Love (88 per cent), listen (82 per cent), support (75 per cent) and trust (74 per cent) are things children say parents, guardians and carers should do in order for them to have a happy childhood, a new survey by Barnardo’s has found.

Call for more training for night workers to spot signs of abuse after Nightwatch success

06 Jan 2017

Young people out in London at night are safer from the risk of sexual abuse thanks to a pioneering Barnardo’s project – and the charity is now calling for further training for night-time workers.

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