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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 per 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

  • Fostering stat Barnardo's

    Fostering with Barnardo's

    The number of children needing foster care has risen by 44% while the number of people looking to foster has fallen by nearly half. Without more foster carers coming forward, hundreds of children referred to our services won’t be placed with a loving family.

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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

  • Volunteer with us

    Choose how and when to volunteer and we'll give you all the training and support you need.

  • Challenge yourself

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

  • Raise money for us

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

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    Our shops

    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 Oral History Project

    We are capturing and sharing the incredible experiences of Black and dual heritage communities.

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    A message for stakeholders

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