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Big win for mandatory sex and relationship education

07 Mar 2017

MPs have today approved the Government’s amendment on Sex and Relationships Education in the Children and Social Work Bill, meaning compulsory sex and relationship education for all children is likely to become the law.

Barnardo’s responds to latest FGM figures from NHS

07 Mar 2017

In response to the statistics released today by NHS Digital about the number of identified cases of FGM in England, the director of the National FGM Centre Michelle Lee-Izu said:

Celebrities Arctic Adventure for Barnardo’s

03 Mar 2017

A celebrity led team is taking on a series of exhilarating adventures in the Arctic to raise awareness of the UK’s largest children’s charity, Barnardo’s.

Child refugee’s painting will feature alongside artists' work at Affordable Art Fair

02 Mar 2017

A painting by an eight-year-old child in a refugee camp will be shown alongside new work by celebrated artists in support of Barnardo’s, charity partner at this year’s Affordable Art Fair in London’s Battersea Park.

Sex and relationships education will be compulsory in England, Government announces

01 Mar 2017

Barnardo’s is delighted the Government has announced plans for all schools to teach age-appropriate sex and relationship education from age four.

Volunteering leads to a job for student Amy

21 Feb 2017

Amy Speakman began volunteering at her local Barnardo’s shop as part of her college course, hoping to gain some life skills and valuable work experience.

Government delivers 40 million to tackle child sexual abuse and child trafficking

16 Feb 2017

The Home Secretary today announced new measures to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation, trafficking and pursue offenders across the UK.

Believe with The Botanist

10 Feb 2017

A restaurant group has raised more than 43,500 to support Barnardo’s work with vulnerable children.

Marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

06 Feb 2017

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, Monday 6 February 2017, the National FGM Centre's director Michelle Lee-Izu talks about our work to try and end the practice.

Pioneering work undertaken in fight to eliminate FGM

06 Feb 2017

A pioneering Centre to help stop female genital mutilation (FGM) in England has had a powerful impact in the fight against this illegal practice, says a report published by the Government.

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