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How your fundraising will support Barnardo’s

We protect, support and nurture children and young people across the UK

We help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers via our 1000+ services across the UK.

We help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation. We provide support for young people in care – and we don’t forget about them when they leave the care system. We give children caring for a loved one the help and support they deserve.

Our specialist workers support families through domestic abuse, mental health problems, prison sentences, asylum seeking and much more.

The scale of what we do may be big and complex, but our aim is simple – to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through.

Whether you run, walk, cycle or swim your fundraising allows us to continue to support children and young people.

Hear from the people we've supported

Read the real life experiences of children and their families

With your support, Barnardo's can continue to help children and families who need us most.

How you directly help children and young people

Here are just some of the ways you can help us by reaching your fundraising target:

£150 – could help pay for 15 young carers to take part in group activities, where they can make friends and build up their confidence.

£250 – could fully fund an eight week course on emotional health and wellbeing for a young person who has recently left care raising their self-esteem and building their confidence.

£500 – could provide 1:1 support to a young person with a disability for twelve weeks. This would involve weekly sessions of three hours where the young person would be supported to access community resources and develop skills as they transition from child to adulthood.

£1,000 – could fund specialist assessments for two children who have suffered sexual exploitation and abuse. These assessments take 10 weeks and are the foundation for helping a child recover from their trauma and building healthy relationship again.

£2,000 – could provide 20 additional catch up classes for 10 young people who miss out on their education due to caring for a parent or relative.

Find out more

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Support for young people

Find out how we support young people across the UK with employment, training and skills, support for care leavers, LGBT+ young people and youth homelessness.

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Support for parents and carers

Find out how we support children and their families with our services and online guidance. We support SEND children, children at risk of or have experienced harm and abuse, children seeking safety and asylum in the UK and more.

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Our impact

Learn more about the impact Barnardo's has on the lives of children and young people across the UK each year, thanks to your generous help and support.