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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.

We also have a new booklet called 'Voices' (PDF) which has first hand accounts from a range of children, young people and families, speaking about how Barnardo's NI has supported them and made a positive impact on their lives.

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

You can keep up to date with Barnardo's NI on Facebook and Twitter.

Latest news

Young carers & DuDance

Feb 2018

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A group of teens from our Young Carers Service recently took part in a programme with DUDance a professional dance development company.

The aim of the six week project was to help influence/challenge perceptions of young carers and raise better understanding.  Part of the project was also to give the young people a creative outlet as well as the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and build confidence and self esteem.  At the end of the project a short film was produced.

DU Dance will be working in partnership with our Young Carers Service to produce a further five films over the next few years.

Christmas donation

Dec 2017

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Our corporate supporter Tobermore Concrete Ltd which supplies paving and concrete across the UK and RoI recently made a Christmas donation of £20,000 to Barnardo's NI. The donation is made in lieu of the company sending Christmas gifts. It is the tenth year Tobermore has made the donation which totals over £200,000. Support like this from our corporate supporters is invaluable and we send our heartfelt thanks!

Pictured is Tobermore Managhing Director David Henderson and Anne Dawson from Barnardo's NI.

Barnardo's Strabane launches baby boxes

Dec 2017

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Barnardo’s Strabane Sure Start recently launched a baby box scheme aimed at mums-to-be who complete the Family Links ‘Welcome to the World Parent Group’. The eight week programme covers topics including bonding, attachment, development and family life. Pictured receiving the first three baby boxes after completing the Barnardo’s Strabane Sure Start Family Links programme are (l-r) Noeleen Caldwell, Joan Sheerin Course Facilitator, Carol Devine, Beverley Lynch Course Facilitator and Lisa O’Doherty.

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