In this report, we review evidence on the impact the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown had on children, young people, and families, with a particular focus on those for whom the unique circumstances of the crisis exacerbated existing challenges and inequalities, and provide examples of how Barnardo’s responded, through working in partnership with children and young people, our partners, governments, and other decision makers. The report draws on our learning from this period to identify the key steps required to support children and families in the future – driven by four key principles: innovation; working in partnership; long-term thinking and investment; and, co-production with children and young people.
The evaluation and learning partner for the Mental Health and Wellbeing Core Priority Programme, Mental Health Foundation and Strathclyde University, were commissioned to complete a review of interventions and responses to bereavement, loss and grief.
This report sets out the learning from the first year of the Children’s Innovation Partnership (CIP) between Leicestershire County Council (LCC) and Barnardo’s. The aim is to inform subsequent phases of development and disseminate learning from innovation within the partner organisations and amongst wider stakeholders in the sector.
Undocumented children face a range of circumstances that impact on their emotional health and wellbeing. Children and their families are often living under the shadow of their immigration status, with a heightened risk of poverty, ill health and exploitation, and limited access to services.
The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations were commissioned to undertake an evaluation of one of Barnardo’s Core Priority Programmes (CPP) ‘Care Journeys’ focussing on outcomes for care experienced young people.
This report outlines findings and recommendations from the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University in relation to an evaluation of Opening Closed Doors, a Barnardo’s Programme funded by a grant from the Home Office.
There is very limited (and no recent) qualitative
research which demonstrates the two-fold
impact of veteran status alongside imprisonment
on veterans as family members or their families.
This needs assessment will build on the research
that has already been conducted by providing
a platform for the voices of veterans in custody,
their families and children. We seek to establish
whether the needs of veterans identified in
previous studies impacts on family relationships
and the needs of their partners and children and
explore how those needs can be met effectively.