Believe you can

Amazing things happen when you believe in children – plays are performed, matches are won, smiles emerge and dreams are made.

When we believe in children, we help them to see the future that’s possible, whatever experiences they’ve had in the past. That’s why every child and young person deserves to have someone in their life who believes in them. In fact, when we asked over 1,000 young people aged 8-15 about what’s important to have a positive future, 80% told us that they need a parent or guardian who believes in them.

Share your belief

Over the course of 2017, we’re celebrating the power of this belief by asking you to tell us about the person who gave you the confidence and inspiration you needed to shine. To take part, simply download the card, share your story and send it back to us at*

We aim to collect and exhibit 94,396** cards to portray the futures that could be possible for the 94,396 young people currently in care across the UK if they have the support, love and belief they deserve to meet their potential.

And if you could provide that belief to a vulnerable young person, why not find out more about fostering with Barnardo’s?

We believe you can foster, and so should you.

*By sending us your card, you agree to us using it in promotional material, including on the website and on social media, along with your first name and age should you decide to provide it.
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**Figure of 94,396 children currently in care sourced from coramBAAF website