Children raising money for Barnardo's during the yearly Big Toddle event

Get involved

When you change a childhood, you change a life. Here's how you can help children, young people and families across the UK feel safer, happier, healthier and more hopeful.

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When life gets tough or it feels like there’s nowhere to turn, Barnardo’s is here. We make sure children and young people feel safer, happier, healthier and more hopeful, by directly supporting them and their families with specialist services across the UK, raising awareness and campaigning to change the way the system works for the better. By donating you make that possible.

Two women holding buckets collect money for Barnardo's


Be a force for good while having fun and raising money. Run, bake, skydive, leap-frog - do something you love to help support children and young people.

a woman and a man in white Barnardo's T-shirts stand in the back room of a charity shop, drinking tea and smiling


Whether you’re helping to run our shops, mucking in at one of our sorting offices, or working with young people through one of our services, you can help change a young person’s life, for the better.

Campaign with us

We need your support taking a stand for the rights of children and young people.

We’re here to make sure children, young people and families feel safer, happier, healthier and more hopeful – and have somewhere they feel they belong. 

We call for changes to the law, policy, or practice that will improve children’s lives and the systems around them.  

We listen to the views of the children and young people we support, information we get from the services we deliver. We then make recommendations to the Government and other policymakers about how they can change children’s lives for the better. But we can't achieve change alone.
Group of shop volunteers hold signs saying 'Barnardo's Believe in children' in a Barnardo's store

Visit one of our shops

When you shop unique finds or donate your preloved items to us, you can feel good knowing you’re supporting children, young people and families around the UK. Find your local Barnardo’s store or shop with us online.

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Stay in touch

We’re building a movement to change childhoods and change lives in the UK – are you with us? Sign up to hear how you can change a child's life and keep up with our latest work.

Boy holds a sign that says "It was a difficult journey. It was like playing with your life"

Hear from the people we've supported

Everyone deserves to feel like they belong, to feel valued, supported and full of hope. And that’s how we aim to make everyone who comes through our door feel. Read real-life stories of children, young people and their families who we've helped.