We support children, young people and their families in our specialised community-based services across Scotland. We believe in children and we believe every child and young person has a right to thrive.
Our policy calls ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections reflect our priority influencing areas set within our overarching strategic aims of Stronger Families, Safer Childhoods and Positive Futures. Read our manifesto here - Barnardo's Scotland's vision for the next Scottish Government .
The coronavirus crisis has brought huge challenges for families across Scotland. Our aim is to continue supporting vulnerable families and children across the country. If you would like to help us, you can by showing your support through a donation to our crisis response work, please donate here.
Thank you, Martin Crewe, Director Barnardo’s Scotland
In This Together 2020
Our #InThisTogether reports identifies the range of work delivered by Barnardo's Scotland services during the Covid-19 crisis. You can read these reports below:
Week 1 - 27th April In This Together - Schools-based support
Week 2 - 4th May In This Together - 16+ and homelessness services
Week 3 - 11th May In This Together - Family support services
Week 4 - 18th May In This Together - Residential services
Week 5 - 1st June In This Together - The Wee Hub
Week 6 - 7th June In This Together - Domestic Abuse
Week 7 - 15th June In This Together - Children's Rights and Advocacy
Week 8 - 22nd June In This Together - Justice
Week 9 - 29th June In This Together - Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (CSA&E)
Week 10 - 6th July #InThisTogether - Fostering and Adoption
Barnardo's Scotland Shops
Our shops are due to reopen on 26 April, you can drop donations off IN-STORE from 19 April - find your nearest shop here. We look forward to seeing you in-store soon. You can also shop with us online and over on our eBay store.
When shops are open, our priority is helping you to shop safely.
- Please wear a face covering when shopping in-store
- We may restrict the number of people in stores at any one time
- Please ensure you keep 2 metres apart while shopping in store
- Please pay by contactless where possible
- At times stores may have to close for cleaning
- Some of our stores may have restricted opening hours
You can make a real difference to disadvantaged children and young people by volunteering at your local Barnardo's Scotland shop. Find your volunteer opportunity here.
Barnardo's Scotland Services
Helping children, young people and families in Scotland for more than a century
We support some of the most vulnerable children, young people and their families across Scotland, we work with and alongside them to help them thrive and build a better future.
Barnardo’s Scotland supports some of the most disadvantaged children, young people, parents, carers and communities to ensure that every child has the best possible start in life.
We believe in all children and young people and we aim to support them to reach their full potential – whatever their circumstances.
Find out about our work relating to:
- Children in and leaving care
- Child sexual abuse and exploitation
- Children and young people's mental health and wellbeing
Get all the latest updates on our work in Scotland by signing up to our monthly newsletter.
Fostering and adoption in Scotland
Find out more about:
- adopting in Scotland
- fostering in north Scotland
- fostering in Glasgow and south west Scotland
- fostering in Edinburgh and south east Scotland
How we are structured
How we influence policy in Scotland
As well as providing direct support through our services, we aim to influence policy and practice so that vulnerable children, young people and families across Scotland can build a better future.
Below is a list of our briefings, reports, consultation responses and written evidence produced for the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government.
Read the latest press releases
Find a job at Barnardo's Scotland
Read the latest children related news and views