​​​​Barnardo's Scotland response to Covid-19 

This is a very challenging time for us all. Our aim at Barnardo’s Scotland is to continue supporting vulnerable families and children across Scotland.

Our dedicated staff in our residential and community-based services are continuing to offer practical, emotional and financial support to those who need us more now than ever.

We are following the latest Scottish Government guidelines and advice to keep everyone protected.  We face workforce challenges but we are doing our very best to continue to support those most in need in our communities. 

We would like to offer our thanks to all of our dedicated staff and volunteers for their efforts during this difficult time; to local authorities and other service partners, and to companies for their donations of food and products that we are able to pass on directly to families in need.

If you would like to help Barnardo’s Scotland continue our work supporting vulnerable families, 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

Our #InThisTogether weekly update shines a light on the range of work being delivered by Barnardo's Scotland services during the Covid-19 crisis. You can read these updates 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

Our shops are now open 

The majority of Barnardo's stores in Scotland are now open.  We are delighted to see customers return to our stores and receiving their donations.  Our priority is helping customers shop safely so we have introduced some new measures in store.

For information about the new safety measures; donating to our stores, to find out how you can volunteer and for a  list of shops currently open click HERE

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.

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You can learn more about how we're structured and governed by meeting our Assistant Directors and National Advisory Board.

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.

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