We’re here to help you, and children and young people across Scotland, feel safer, happier, healthier.
This might be through our services, designed to help with specific challenges, or by offering guidance and advice.
Together we can make systems work better for you and countless children, young people and families.
We know many of you are worried about the future – which isn’t how it should be. That’s why we’re determined to change the way the system works for you and countless other families.
We try and do this by making your voice heard in rooms where big decisions that affect the lives of children, young people and families are made. We produce briefings, reports, consultation responses and written evidence for the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government and a whole range of public bodies.
More about us
How we are structured
Operational responsibility for services in Scotland lies with our Director, Martin Crewe.
Fair work principles
Barnardo’s supports the Fair Work Framework and strives to maintain Fair Work practices, as promoted by the Scottish Government.
Our Fair Work practices include the involvement of staff in decision making through consultation in a number of ways. Karen Rickards, Unison Branch Secretary for Barnardo’s, sets out how we work with staff, including with Unison as a recognised Trade Union.