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Fun-loving nan becomes internet style sensation

10 Jul 2017

A 76-year-old shopper from Orpington in south London has created an internet buzz after embracing a style challenge laid down by children’s charity Barnardo’s.

FGM figures show work of National FGM Centre must continue

04 Jul 2017

New figures show there have been almost 11,500 cases of female genital mutilation recorded in England in the past two years - but the future of a pioneering national centre tasked with wiping it out is in jeopardy.

More than 1,000 Harrow children will get mental health support from Barnardo’s

30 Jun 2017

Children and young people in north west London who struggle with emotional and mental health will be offered specialist help through a pioneering new service being launched by Barnardo’s.

Young people are on right track, says Network Rail boss

29 Jun 2017

Young people learning carpentry skills at a Barnardo’s centre in east London traded practical tips with the chief executive of Network Rail when he dropped in on one of their classes.

Corrie star praises Barnardo’s work helping child victims of sexual exploitation get justice

21 Jun 2017

As Coronation Street’s disturbing sexual exploitation storyline peaks this week, Barnardo’s is highlighting the importance of supporting child victims to get justice.

Barnardo's customers go 'Laa-Laa' for Teletubbies

21 Jun 2017

Children said ‘Eh-Oh’ to the world famous TV stars, the Teletubbies, when they surprised them at Barnardo’s Brixton shop.

Child sexual exploitation: It’s not okay in sport

20 Jun 2017

Coaches, players and sport clubs in Greater Manchester are teaming up with police, charities and local authorities to send a clear message to communities that child sexual exploitation has no place within sport.

Tennis-themed takeover will help support children and young people

15 Jun 2017

Top fundraisers from Barnardo’s are getting match-fit for a tennis-themed takeover of the charity’s Barkingside store in an effort to raise thousands of pounds to support vulnerable children and young people.

Dads struggle with home and work life, suggests Barnardo’s survey

15 Jun 2017

Just over a quarter (26%) of children aged 6 – 15 who live with their dad and usually see them during the week are spending two hours or less with them on weekdays, reveals new figures for Barnardo’s just before Father’s Day.

“Nine before it’s time” – Bond with your baby before birth

13 Jun 2017

Start bonding with your baby before birth with these top tips from Barnardo’s during Infant Mental Health Awareness Week.

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