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Statement on the death of Barnardo’s colleague Alyson Watt

03 Jun 2017

It is with great sadness that Barnardo’s has learned of the death of our long-standing colleague Alyson Watt on Friday, June 2.

Veteran volunteers recognised for helping support children since 1940s

02 Jun 2017

Veteran volunteers who have been organising community events in south London for Barnardo’s since the 1940s are being recognised for their outstanding dedication during Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7).

Amir Khan fronts Barnardo’s advertising campaign

01 Jun 2017

Amir Khan, the former world champion boxer and Barnardo’s ambassador, is fronting a new TV advertising campaign during Ramadan to raise vital funds for the UK’s largest children’s charity.

Barnardo’s awards thousands of volunteers

01 Jun 2017

Thousands of Barnardo’s volunteers are being recognised during Volunteers’ Week (1–7 June) for their hard work and dedication to the UK’s largest children’s charity.

Barnardo’s issues advice to families to help children deal with trauma

25 May 2017

Specialist therapists from Barnardo’s have put together advice for families whose children were present at or affected by the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday, to help their young ones deal with trauma and emotions they may be experiencing.

Barnardo’s warns how runaway children are vulnerable to sexual exploitation this International Missing Children’s Day

25 May 2017

After last week’s harrowing BBC One drama Three Girls, Barnardo’s is warning how children who run away from home can be vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Mental health treatment targets need urgent review

08 May 2017

The mother of a self-harming teenager who has been waiting a year to see a psychiatrist has backed Barnardo’s call for an urgent review into waiting times for mental health treatments.

‘Love Me Tender’, Barnardo’s wants your old 5 notes

28 Apr 2017

Barnardo’s is urging the public to show some love to vulnerable children and young people by donating their old 5 notes to the charity before they cease to be legal tender on 5th May.

‘Real life Bethany’ tells own story of grooming in wake of Corrie sexual exploitation plot

26 Apr 2017

As Coronation Street’s sexual exploitation storyline peaks this week, real life grooming victim *Nicole – who has been helped by Barnardo’s - tells her own story.

Corrie’s Christopher Harper backs Barnardo’s safety tips for teens watching grooming storyline

24 Apr 2017

As Coronation Street’s disturbing grooming storyline peaks this week, Barnardo’s is issuing advice to teenagers to help keep them safe from sexual exploitation.

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