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Urgent TV appeal

Children struggling to cope need your support

No child should feel like life can’t get better. Make a monthly donation to provide long-term support to children in crisis. 

Jessica’s story

Jess sleeps on a park bench at night

I felt unwanted. There was no one I could trust. I felt so alone


After her dad died, Jessica’s life fell apart. She moved between care homes and even ended up sleeping rough. Going through such challenges without proper support she could rely on deeply impacted her wellbeing. 1 in 3 young people have experienced mental health and wellbeing issues recently – like stress, worry and loneliness. Will you make a monthly donation to help a child in crisis?

Sophie's story

Sophie sits in bed holding teddy

He made me do things I didn’t want to do. I felt so used


When Sophie moved away from her friends, an older man preyed on her loneliness. He groomed Sophie and then abused her. Sadly, Sophie’s story is not unique. 1 in 7 girls will experience some form of sexual abuse before their 16th birthday. Will you make a monthly donation today to help children like Sophie recover from trauma?

No child should feel like life can’t get better

receiving counselling via phone

Together we can make sure that young people get vital help that’s tailored to them - whether that’s through practical support, specialist counselling or creative therapies.

We support children and young people to feel safe, listened to, believed in and that there is always someone to help them through their difficulties - however long that takes.

Because of your support Barnardo’s can continue to support children across the UK through our services, campaigns and research. Thank you.

Your gift will go where the need is greatest.

About Barnardo’s 

At Barnardo’s, we protect, support and nurture some of the UK's most at risk children and young people. Over 150 years, we’ve built up a network of services throughout the UK in local communities. Last year, Barnardo’s and partners helped over 380,000 children, young people and parents. We are the UK’s largest children’s charity with nearly 800 services. The scale of what we do may be big, but our aim is simple – to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through. Whatever happens, we don’t give up on children. We are there for as long as it takes.

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*All names have been changed and models have been used in order to protect children's identities

Find out more

  • How we're funded

    Learn more about where our money comes from and how we use it.

  • Our impact

    Read out latest impact report to discover how many children and families we've supported this year.

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