Barnardo’s Scotland provides more than 130 community-based services throughout the country working with over 26,500 vulnerable children, young people and their families.
1 in 5 referrals to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are rejected. What happens to these children and young people? We called for a full review of the referral and assessment process for mental health services for children and young people. You can read more here.
We are delighted the First Minister has announced an audit of rejected CAMHS referrals will be included in the upcoming Mental Health Strategy.
Barnardo’s Scotland engages with external organisations to bring about positive change for children, young people and families within Scotland.
We produce a range of policy briefings and consultation responses for politicians, researchers and professionals, and we regularly run campaigns to involve our supporters in making positive change happen.
Barnardo's Scotland relies on public and corporate donations to fund the £2 million cost of running our Scottish services each year which support thousands of vulnerable children, young people and their families.
Barnardo's Scotland shops would be delighted to receive any unused toys or household items, or those clothes and accessories you haven't worn for years. And for the thrifty shopper, our shops are a treasure throve of bargains!
Barnardo’s Scotland supports children, young people and their families to give them the best chances in life.