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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

Cooking up a storm

March 2018

Trainee winner

Nineteen year old Aaron Campbell a trainee with Dr B's Kitchen recently won gold in the Culinary Ability Awards held at the all-Ireland catering exhibition and competition IFEX 2018. He is- pictured together with Dr B's Chef Mentor Andrew Gibb. Aaron's winning 'Duck and Dive' Asian inspired dish was composed of cherrywood smoked duck, a wasabi oyster and a clear fish broth ramen. Aaron and Andrew came up with the concept based on Aaron's interest in Asian food. Part of his prize will be a week's scholarship with Deane's restaurants in Belfast.


Leading Change

March 2018

Collective impact

Pictured at a recent North Belfast Schools' Symposium organised by Barnardo’s Collective Impact service are pupils from Edmund Rice College, Mercy College, Belfast Royal Academy and Belfast Boys' Model together with Belfast Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Sonia Copeland and Chris Hackworth from Barnardo’s NI.
One hundred and fifty pupils from ten schools across North Belfast took part in the Schools' Symposium entitled ‘Own Who You Are.’ It was the final of a six month Leading Change Programme aimed at increasing the confidence of young people from North Belfast in their role as young leaders.
The programme was funded by the Executive Office Central Good Relations Fund and coaching throughout the programme was provided by Advance Coaching.


Young carers & DuDance

Feb 2018

Du Dance

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.



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