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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.

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Making connections

August 2014

Social Development Minister

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland paid a visit to our Newtownabbey Fammily Connections service which provides educational support for children and families in four schools in the Newtownabbey area providing parenting programmes, after schools clubs, active dads groups, family support etc. The Minister met children, parents, staff and volunteers who were taking part in its summer scheme - and he also got stuck in with some important T-shirt painting!

All aboard!

July 2014


Children from Barnardo's NI Saturday Clubs recently enjoyed a day out to the Ulster Transport Museum at Cultra. The visit was arranged in partnership with National Museums NI whose link with Barnardo's NI has seen over 600 children and young people from our services enjoy visits to its four museums during the past nine months (Ulster Museum, Folk and Transport Cultra, Armagh County Museum and the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh). These children from our Downpatrick Saturday Club which runs activities and outings for disabled children and their brothers and sisters, funded by the Health and Social Board Childcare Partnership, were also joined by the Gilnahirk, Saintfield and Hannahstown Saturday clubs - and just before their visit our Cookstown G-old Sure Start also paid a special visit for Father's Day.

Barnardo's CEO gets back to basics

June 2014

Javed and puppets

Barnardo's new CEO Javed Khan recently made his first visit to Barnardo's NI. He met P2 pupils Thomas Moore and Correy McQuaid at Largymore PS in Lisburn who told him what they had learnt on Barnardo's Incredible Years programme and introduced him to the programme's puppets. Incredible Years is an educational support programme which Barnardo's delivers in partnership through the Lisburn Early Intervention Programme to a number of schools in the Lisburn area. Joining them in the photo is Barnardo's NI Director Lynda Wilson.

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