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
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At 16, Heather left care and moved into Barnardo's Scotland supported accommodation. Young people leaving care don't have the support of a loving family that most of us take for granted – from getting help in a crisis to borrowing a fiver.
We help care leavers like Heather find accommodation, training and work. We provide practical and emotional support to ensure they have the necessary skills to thrive.
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