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Because when you change a childhood, you change a life

We’re here to help children and young people feel safer, happier, healthier and more hopeful – and have somewhere they feel they belong.

Need help? We’re here for you

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    I’m a young person  

    Sometimes, things might get tough at school, at home or even with your friends. From ways to look after your mental wellbeing to tips about staying safe online and everything in between, we've got you.

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    I’m a parent or carer 

    We know looking after your family can be tough. Whether you need help from a local service for your child, or want to read useful advice, we’ve got your back.

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    I’m interested in fostering or adoption 

    Imagine finally feeling like you belong. If you want to give a child a loving home where they can thrive, we're here to help.  

Get involved

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    Remember your childhood? 

    Every child deserves to feel happy, healthy and hopeful. If you leave us a gift in your Will, you can help make sure tomorrow’s children get the support they need to feel happy and thrive. 

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    Fancy a run round Cardiff? 

    Whether you're a beginner or an experienced runner, the Cardiff Half Marathon's fast, flat course is ideal if you're up for a challenge while fundraising to help children thrive.  

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    Stay in touch

    We’re building a movement to change childhoods and change lives in the UK – are you with us? Sign up to hear how you can change a child's life and keep up with our latest work.  

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    Up for a challenge? 

    Change someone’s childhood while having fun and raising money. Whether you want to run, walk, bake, skydive or something else, choose from a range of activities or plan your own with the help of our fundraising resources. 

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    Let’s go shopping 

    Whether you shop unique finds or donate your preloved items to us, you can feel good knowing you’re supporting young people and families around the UK. Find your local Barnardo’s store or shop online.

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    Want to give us a helping hand? 

    Whether you’re helping in our shops, mucking in at one of our sorting offices, or working with young people through one of our services - you can help change a young person’s life, for the better.

"My support worker made me feel like I belonged"

Getting ready to become a parent for the first time can make you feel anxious. That’s how Charlotte was feeling when she started coming to Barnardo’s as she was preparing for the birth of her son. But the support and advice she received made her feel at ease. 
In the years since then Charlotte has had someone to turn to at her local Barnardo’s run children centre. 
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We're registered with the Fundraising Regulator and comply with their Code of Fundraising Practice and The Fundraising Promise. Find out more about how we fundraise.