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.
Over 100 runners from our corporate partner PwC are taking on a marathon challenge on Sat (1 April) to tackle 13 laps of the Prince of Wales Avenue at Stormont - yes that's up and down the hill!! They will set off at 9.50am from our Regional Office with Irish Olympian and Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games runner Kerry O'Flaherty leading the way. Pictured getting set for the event are nine year old Jazmin Guthrie and her sister 4 year old Tia from Dundonald, along with Kerry O'Flaherty and Bennie Miskelly from PwC. #RunStormontRun
STOP Fire - partnership with NI Fire & Rescue Service
Barnardo's NI has joined forces with NI Fire & Rescue Service to protect children and young people from accidental house fires.The STOPFire partnership will provide free home Fire Safety Checks for families including advice on fire escape plans and making sure smoke alarms are checked or fitted. Pictured launching the partnership are Barnardo's NI Assistant Director Children's Service, Michele Janes and Assistant Chief Fire & Rescue Officer Alan Walmsley.
'CLiC-ing with communities
Young people from our Leaving Care Service recently launched CLiC which aims to help young people who are leaving care and setting up home on their own feel safer in the communities they move into. As one young person said: 'When you're 19 and on your own and you're feeling anxious or intimidated in a new area, it's someone to turn to who can help.' CLiC stands for 'Connecting and Living in Communities' or can be interpreted as 'Clic-king with Communities'. It was developed after the young people identified it as an area they needed more support with, CLiC has been launched in conjunction with the East Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership. The launch was attend by young people and staff from Barnardo's NI Leaving Care Service together with representatives from Housing Solutions, Belfast City Council, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast Trust and East Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership. The plan is to roll the initiative out across Belfast before extending it further.