Working with former Barnardo's children
Making Connections is a Barnardo's project which provides a national and international service for adults, providing access to Barnardo's personal adoption and care records.
- For more information email Making Connections
Barnardo's no longer runs orphanages or children's homes, but you may view a directory of all the homes and when they opened and closed.
Researching your family history?
Barnardo’s has a vast archive of records about the children in its care. The oldest records available date from the 1870’s. If you had a relative you believe was in the care of Barnardo’s during their childhood, we may have records and images that will help you in researching your family history. Check our Barnardo’s Family History Service for more information.
Barnardo's photo archive
Barnardo's holds an archive of images dating back to 1874.