Our support for families across Wales
During these challenging times Barnardo’s Cymru continues to support children, young people and families who need us now more than ever.
One in three children in the UK are now living in poverty and since the start of the pandemic we have supported families across Wales with advice and support ranging from food vouchers to digital devices to allow children to complete schoolwork at home.
Our mental health and wellbeing services have become particularly important. Many of our services now provide support online and by phone to ensure we are always there, even when face to face meetings are a challenge.
We have launched new helplines including one for Ukrainian refugees, and online advice to support parents through our virtual Barnardo’s Family Space and teachers through the Barnardo’s Education Community.
Helping children in Wales for more than a century
We work with children, young people, families and communities across Wales, helping them to build a better future.
Our aim is to reach out to the most disadvantaged children in the country to ensure that every child has the best possible start in life and can reach their full potential.
Barnardo’s Cymru believes that every child deserves a happy and healthy childhood, no matter who they are or what they have been through.
We provide various services across Wales. Find out about our work with:
- family support
- mental health and wellbeing
- disability support
- young carers
- care leavers
- domestic abuse
- child sexual exploitation
- Fostering in Wales
If you live in Wales and are interested in fostering a child, we're here to help. We cover all areas in Wales including Cardiff, Newport, Swansea. Find out more.
Here at Barnardo's Cymru Adoption & Fostering Service, we can talk you through the adoption process & answer all your questions. Find out more or get in touch.
How we are structured
You can learn more about how we're structured and governed by meeting our National Advisory Board.
Barnardo’s Cymru policy and influencing
As well as providing direct support through our services, we aim to influence policy and practice so that children, young people and families in Wales can access their rights and fulfil their potential.
Our policy work focuses on striving for the best possible support and outcomes for children, young people and families. We work closely to inform and influence the work of Welsh Government, UK Government and local authorities.
Our work seeks to amplify the voices of children and young people, and to contribute to improvements in policies and legislation that impact their lives. It is based on our direct work with young people and we often use creative qualitative methods to ensure their meaningful involvement.
We work closely with Welsh Government and the Welsh Parliament / Senedd Cymru to advance the rights and support of children and young people.