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See, Hear, Respond Support Hub

Now more than ever we want to offer support to children, young people and families in need. There is an exhaustive amount of information available about Coronavirus, and it can be hard to know where to start or how much to worry. We've built advice hubs for both parents and children, covering anxiety support resources, physical and emotional wellbeing, activity inspiration, food ideas and more.

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See, Hear, Respond - Reaching out to support children and families in crisis

We’re launching the See, Hear, Respond charity partnership to support at-risk and vulnerable children and families during COVID-19, and help reduce potential levels of harm through online and digital support, face-to-face interventions and targeted work with children who will need help reintegrating back into school.

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15 Minutes with Fame

You can help raise money for our Coronvirus appeal, helping vulnerable children, young people and families, whilst also being in with a chance of winning a video call with one of our amazing celebrity supporters. See our T&Cs for details and enter below. 

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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 91p on working with the children and young people who most need our help.

What we do

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    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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Barnardo’s shops are re-opening

A limited number of Barnardo’s stores in England are opening from the 15th June.

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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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    Shop online

    Support our work by shopping online for greeting cards, gift wrap, stationary, homeware products and more.

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    A message for stakeholders

    Barnardo's CEO Javed Khan appeals to stakeholders on behalf of the vulnerable children and young people in our society.