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No child should grow up in poverty

We exist to create a world in which no child is turned away from the help they need. 

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Our Impact

We protect, support and nurture children across the UK. In 2022-23 we reached over 373,000 people.

Read more about our impact and the difference we make.​​​​​​

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    Be there for children everywhere

    Remember childhood in your Will and you help make sure our work carries on today, tomorrow, and long into the future.

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    Run for Barnardo's at the London Marathon

    Make a difference to the lives of children and young people by signing up to run for next year's London Marathon and starting your training journey with us today.

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    No child should feel like life can't get better

    Children struggling to cope need your support. Together we can make sure that young people get vital help that’s tailored to them.

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    Fundraise for us

    Join a community of like-minded people having fun and raising money to improve young lives. 

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    Shop with us

    Find your nearest shop to discover an amazing range of clothes and accessories, homeware, books, toys and games. 

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    Volunteer with us

    Whether helping customers in a shop, doing essential admin in the office or working directly with young people at a service, our volunteers make a huge difference to children’s lives.

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What is bed poverty?

Learn more about bed poverty and how the cost-of-living crisis is increasing the number of children in poverty across the UK.