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Coronavirus advice 

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.

Explore our Coronavirus advice hubs

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A message for stakeholders from Javed Khan

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

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Donate your Zakat this Ramadan

We have supported over 1,600 Syrian refugees in the UK since 2015. Help us rebuild their lives further by launching a brand new Employment Programme.

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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 and adoption

    We have more than 100 years' experience of placing children with foster carers and adoptive families. Could you provide a safe and loving home to a child who needs it?

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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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Important notice: Barnardo's shops are closed

Having carefully considered official advice, Barnardo’s has taken the difficult decision to close its shops.

More about our shop closures

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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    Mother’s Day

    Choose from an exclusive range of beautiful flower arrangements for Mother's Day from Barnardo's Flowers and 25% of your order value will go towards our work.