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Barnardo’s calls for LGBT relationships to be included in lessons in all schools

12 Feb 2019

The UK’s largest national children’s charity is urging the Government to listen to feedback from its relationship and sex education consultation as the charity celebrates LGBT History Month.

Eight-year-olds sexually exploited online, says Barnardo’s

11 Feb 2019

Children as young as eight are being sexually exploited, Barnardo’s warns as it launches an urgent appeal to fund its child sexual exploitation services.

Emmerdale - Barnardo’s explains why abused Jacob tells Maya that ‘he loves her’

07 Feb 2019

Guilt and shame - these are two of the reasons why vulnerable and confused grooming victims might believe they love their abuser, Barnardo’s experts explain following the latest development in the Emmerdale teacher/pupil abuse storyline.

Celebrity runners motivate Barnardo’s fundraisers in London Marathon training

04 Feb 2019

Olympians Daley Thompson CBE and Snowy Brooks joined Barnardo’s Vice President Baroness Floella Benjamin and more than 20 runners for a training session preparing them for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Barnardo’s celebrates success of anti-bullying programme in schools: LGBT History Month

01 Feb 2019

Leading children’s charity Barnardo’s is celebrating training over 8,000 staff and over 640 parent, community and pupil ambassadors through an anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying programme.

Wendy Becker to stand down as Chair of Barnardo's

25 Jan 2019

Wendy Becker is standing down as our Chair of the Board of Trustees, with Deputy Chair John Barlett assuming the role on an interim basis.

Charity calls for more foster carers as number of children in care rises by 27 percent in a decade in England

21 Jan 2019

More children are being taken into care with fewer foster carers to look after them, says Barnardo’s as it launches its 10th annual fostering campaign fronted by TOWIE’s Lydia Bright and Debbie Douglas.

Barnardo’s warns of the signs of sexual exploitation as Emmerdale child abuse story deepens

14 Jan 2019

Barnardo’s is warning parents of the signs of sexual exploitation as the teacher/pupil abuse storyline between ITV’s Emmerdale characters Maya and Jacob deepens.

Ambassadors Lydia Bright and Debbie Douglas recognised for unwavering support

03 Jan 2019

TV stars Lydia Bright and Debbie Douglas were surprised with a special Patron’s Award in recognition of their unwavering support of Barnardo’s at the charity’s annual awards ceremony.

School stress and Brexit fears top list of worries for children in 2019

02 Jan 2019

Brexit fears and exam and school stress are what parents are most worried about for their children in 2019, a survey by Barnardo’s has found.

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