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Celebrities back Barnardo’s appeal for more adopters by sharing special family photos

10 Sep 2018

Celebrities have shared special photos of happy childhood memories with their adopted or adoptive families to encourage more people to consider adopting through Barnardo’s.

More vulnerable children will find loving families through Barnardo’s and Adoptionplus partnership

10 Aug 2018

Specialist support to help more vulnerable children find loving families will be expanded across England through an exciting new partnership between Barnardo’s and Adoptionplus.

Barnardo’s ‘disappointed’ by failure to address holes in mental health services for children

25 Jul 2018

The Government’s response to a consultation on a Green Paper published today, fails to address gaping holes in mental health provision for children, says Barnardo’s, the UK’s leading children’s charity.

Campaigners demand urgent reform of child abuse compensation rules following court ruling

24 Jul 2018

Barnardo’s, Liberty and Victim Support have welcomed today’s court ruling in favour of a woman denied compensation after surviving child sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather.

Charity boss to be honoured

19 Jul 2018

One of the leading figures in the UK charity sector has been honoured by the University of Salford.

Sexually abused boys may not be identified, reveals Barnardo’s

11 Jul 2018

Sexually exploited boys and young men often miss out on the support they would receive if they were girls because professionals don’t always recognise them as victims, a new study shows.

Top TV comics to help raise thousands for Barnardo’s

10 Jul 2018

The winner of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent will be taking to the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival alongside some of television’s favourite comedians to help raise thousands of pounds for the UK’s leading children’s charity Barnardo’s.

Teenager addresses MPs on social media and mental health

09 Jul 2018

A teenager from Harrow spoke in Parliament to help MPs understand how social media can affect young people’s mental health, on behalf of Barnardo’s.

There is a newly recorded case of FGM in the UK every two hours

06 Jul 2018

Much more needs to be done to support survivors of female genital mutilation and protect girls at risk, as the latest NHS statistics reveal there is a newly recorded case of FGM every two hours in the UK.

Home Secretary praises Barnardo’s for tackling child criminal exploitation

28 Jun 2018

The Home Secretary has praised Barnardo’s for its work supporting and protecting children after the charity revealed it is seeing increasing numbers of cases of children at risk of multiple dangers, including sexual and criminal exploitation.

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