Believe newsletter cover photo featuring our free school meals petition hand in


Summer 2023

Your support makes all the difference to children all year round

Thank you, as ever, for being there for the children and young people who need our help. Thanks to you, we’re able to support those hit hardest by the cost-of-living crisis, providing immediate relief to the families in our services struggling to buy food or pay the bills.

You’ll find plenty of evidence of how your support changes lives in your summer edition of Believe. You’ve helped give children and young people a voice and a say in what happens in their lives. Dasha and Jake took a petition for free school meals to Downing Street, while Sara’s role advocating on behalf of children for Barnardo’s led to an internship with the Ministry of Justice.

We’re concerned that, over the summer holidays, children will be at greater risk of exploitation, with families pushed into poverty and children spending less time with trusted adults. Organised crime groups use these as opportunities to contact, groom, and exploit children. We’re calling on the government to invest in nationwide specialist support services for all children experiencing exploitation. Read about our campaign and sign our petition.

It’s fantastic to have you at our side. Thank you for all that you do.​​​

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