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We’re here to help you with the effects of Covid-19

Are you worried about the effects of the pandemic on your life? We are here to support children, young people and their families. If you need help with going back to school, parenting advice, mental health and counselling, coping with family stress and more, get support now.

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By playing for just £1 a week you’ll be helping to transform children’s lives. And of course be in with a chance of winning amazing cash prizes. You could win £1,000 every week, plus up to £15,000 in our superdraws.

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We protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children

Barnardo's helps bring out the best in children – no matter who they are or what they have been through.

For every £1 you donate, we spend 92p on working with the children and young people who most need our help.

What we do

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    Helping you adopt a child

    We’re helping people to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people who need a loving family. We understand the decision to adopt is a huge step and we'll provide you with support every step of the way.

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    Protecting children

    We support children who have been abused and help them feel safe again. We provide the long-term support they need and help prevent further cases of abuse. 

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    Supporting young people

    We offer practical and emotional support to young people so they can enter adulthood with the confidence they need to achieve their full potential.

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Get involved

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    Foster a child

    Give a home to a vulnerable child when they need it most. It’s about giving them a safe, secure place to live for a few weeks, months or even years.

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    Challenge yourself

    Take on a challenge event and raise money to help vulnerable children across the UK. 

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    Raise money 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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    Listen to our Podcast

    We look at what needs to change in the Care system, and how that change can be made. 

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    A message for our supporters

    Announcing Lynn Perry and Michelle Lee-Izu as Interim Co-CEOs