Lockdown threatens to stall education and severely limit future prospects for a generation of the UK’s most vulnerable children.

Vulnerable families across the UK are being cut off from education, support and their loved ones due to this pandemic. Without the right support now, the lack of digital access, parental capacity to support and a suitable home learning environment will set the poorest children back for a generation.

In the first week of the January 2021 lockdown, just 10% of teachers overall reported that all their students have adequate access to a device for remote learning. With our donors’ support, we have been providing laptops, phones, tablets and data to those in need, but the latest lockdown means the need to combat digital poverty has urgently increased. Donate to our crisis appeal today to help families get the support they need.

How we’re helping

With the money raised during our crisis appeal last year, we were able to provide 950 laptops/tablets and 183 mobile phones. This means we helped over 1,100 young people and families by keeping them connected, whether this meant being able to participate in online learning, video calling counsellors and other support professionals, or making a call in an emergency.  

Please help to keep children and families connected by making a donation today.

Barnardo’s bought a top-up for my mobile phone so that I can contact them again in an emergency. The kindness shown towards me and my son has been amazing!

A parent who received support from a service