We believe in children, regardless of their background or circumstances.

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Our Vision

Our vision, established by our founder,  Thomas Barnardo, is a world in which no child is turned away from the help they need. We work towards this vision in partnership with others across all sectors, and we will continue this work for as long as there are children in need of support. 

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Our Basis

Our basis was originally grounded in our Christian roots, and is now enriched and shared by people of many other faiths and no religious faith, reflecting the diversity of our society today. 

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Our Values

Our values are:

  • Respecting the unique worth of every person
  • Encouraging people to fulfil their potential
  • Working with hope
  • Exercising responsible stewardship