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Children’s mental healthcare is ‘postcode lottery’

22 Mar 2017

Children’s mental health services are failing to meet their NHS targets and receiving effective care is a ‘postcode lottery’, according to a damning report.

Youth choirs fight it out to be named best in UK at Barnardo’s National Choral Competition

21 Mar 2017

Lindley Junior School Choir and Hereford Cathedral School have been crowned the UK’s best youth choirs in the final of Barnardo’s National Choral Competition at the London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Network Rail volunteers take on team challenge for Barnardo’s

20 Mar 2017

A dedicated team of rail industry workers gathered with gardening tools for a one-day challenge to revitalise a Barnardo’s service that supports families in Harlseden, north west London.

Barnardo’s issues advice for parents watching Corrie grooming storyline

15 Mar 2017

Barnardo’s has issued advice to parents about the warning signs of sexual exploitation after shocking scenes in tonight’s (Wednesday, March 15) Coronation Street show schoolgirl Bethany Platt being groomed by an older man.

Big win for mandatory sex and relationship education

07 Mar 2017

MPs have today approved the Government’s amendment on Sex and Relationships Education in the Children and Social Work Bill, meaning compulsory sex and relationship education for all children is likely to become the law.

Barnardo’s responds to latest FGM figures from NHS

07 Mar 2017

In response to the statistics released today by NHS Digital about the number of identified cases of FGM in England, the director of the National FGM Centre Michelle Lee-Izu said:

Celebrities Arctic Adventure for Barnardo’s

03 Mar 2017

A celebrity led team is taking on a series of exhilarating adventures in the Arctic to raise awareness of the UK’s largest children’s charity, Barnardo’s.

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.

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