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Barnardo’s Northern Ireland

Barnardo’s NI works for children first and last. In over 100 years we have helped improve the lives and opportunities of tens of thousands of children in communities across Northern Ireland. We work wherever children need us most.

For more information about our services and programmes, please take a look at the Barnardo's NI service information.

Latest publications can be found in the Campaigning for Children section.

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Latest news

Stranmillis/Barnardo's Partnership

August 2016


Four graduate interns from the Stranmillis Joint Graduate Internship Programme with Barnardo's Family Connections Service in East Belfast and Newtownabbey recently received awards in recognition of their contribution to the programme. Pictured (l-r) are Adam Baird, Jonny Agnew, Claire Walsh and Corey McKendry. They worked in both primary and post primary schools helping targeted children with the aim of reaching numeracy and literacy targets as well as raising aspiration and confidence and engaging with parents. They promoted active and engaging lessons using a series of games and activities to make the learning fun. The schools they worked in were Cregagh PS, Breda Academy, Tullycarnet PS, Dundonald High School, Abbots Cross PS, Rathcoole PS and Abbey Community College. The partnership has been running for a number of years with Stranmillis University College.

Proud to be at Pride

August 2016


Young people, staff and volunteers recently took part in Belfast Pride 2016. They joined the carnival atmosphere to represent Barnardo's NI at the annual event which is Ireland's biggest LGBT festival. It is also the biggest cross community parade in Belfast and brought a rainbow of colour to the streets. Barnardo's was proud to be apart of the parade for the seventh year!

CPCAB Accredited Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People

August 2016

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Barnardo's NI is offering a CPCAB Accredited Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People. It will start in Jan 2017. An application form can be found here

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