We believe that every child should have a voice.

Join us as we speak to the children and young people we support and bring their experiences to life.

We believe that every child should have a voice. In each episode, we talk to inspiring children and young people who have faced unimaginable challenges and have incredible journeys to tell us about, as well as the project workers, front line staff and experts involved in their lives.

Season 1: Harmful Practices

Our pilot season is developed and recorded in conjunction with the National FGM Centre, a partnership of Barnardo's and the Local Government Authority. We explore female genital mutilation, Kindoki (a form of witchcraft), and the stigma attached to albinism, through interviews with inspiring survivors. Mardoche, Mama Sylla and Demi talk openly about the painful, difficult and life threatening situations they were placed in and how they had the strength within themselves, as well as the support of Barnardo's, to heal.

  • Image of Mama Sylla

    Ep1. FGM with Mama Sylla

    We talk to Mama Sylla who, aged just 9 years old, became a victim of Female Genital Mutilation.

  • Image of Mardoche Yembi

    Ep2. Witchcraft with Mardoche Yembi

    We talk to Mardoche Yembi, a survivor of childhood accusations of Witchcraft, or Kindoki.

  • Image of Demi Adeyemi

    Ep3. Albinism with Demi Adeyemi

    We talk to Demilade Adeyemi, a young woman with albinism.

Season 2: Oral History Project

The Oral History project is about capturing and sharing the incredible experiences of Black and dual heritage communities, including the post-war African and Caribbean communities in Britain, often referred to as the Windrush Generation. 

  • Black and white image of Floella Benjamin

    Floella Benjamin

    The personal experience of our Vice President, Baroness Floella Benjamin who came to Britain from Trinidad and Tobago as a small child.

  • Black and white image of Tony Simpson

    Tony Simpson

    Tony Simpson retraces his steps in Barnardo's Care by visiting the places and institutions he was born and raised in.

  • Black and white image of Marine Gordon

    Marine Gordon

    Marine talks to Irene about their shared life experience of being women of colour and spending time in care.

  • Old image of Julienne Wilding as a child, on orange background

    Julienne Dolphin Wilding

    Julienne has a conversation with Irene, comparing and contrasting their shared life experience of spending time in care as women of colour. 

  • Chris Alexander, on an orange background

    Chris Alexander

    Chris tells us about his experiences growing up with Caribbean heritage in East London in the 1970’s and 80’s.

  • Winston Norton on an orange background

    Winston Norton

    Winston - who was placed in care with Barnardo’s at the age of three - talks to Tyjae, a young man from London, who attends our Youthbuild Academy in Lewisham. 

To learn more about the Oral History Project, please visit the website: