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Barnardo's Cymru/Wales

Children and young people across Wales deserve to feel hopeful about the future. But right now, there are many who don’t.  

We’re here to help you, and children and young people across Wales, feel safer, happier, healthier and more hopeful.    

There are many ways we can help you and your children. We know that sometimes parents and children need a space to talk, so our family wellbeing service supports families to share their feelings and work through challenges, helping them resolve conflict. And if you're a young person who's recently left the care system and moving to live independently, things might feel overwhelming. But we can pair you with mentors, help you build your confidence, and make a network of friends so you can thrive in adulthood. We give young carers who look after others support and guidance to make sure they can live their life to the full, whatever that means to them. 

We want to be there for families in Wales who need us. It might be through our services supporting people facing a particular challenge, or by offering guidance and advice. 

I'm a parent or carer   

We know looking after your family can be tough sometimes. Whether you need help from a local service for your child, or want to read useful guidance and support, we’ve got your back. 

I’m a young person   

Does it ever feel like you’re carrying a weight on your shoulders? Whether you need advice, guidance or practical support, we’ve got you. 

I’m interested in fostering or adoption   

Imagine finally feeling like you belong. If you want to give a child a loving home where they can thrive, we are here to support you on your journey.

Let’s make things work better for children, young people and families across Wales.

We try to get the voices of children, young people and families heard by the people who make decisions that affect them.  To change lives, we need to change laws. We work closely with Welsh Government and the Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru to help children and young people across Wales feel safer, happier, healthier and more hopeful.

Can you help us change someone’s childhood?  

Every child deserves to feel valued, supported and full of hope. Your donation can help make that happen. 

Could you give us some of your time? 

You can make a huge difference to children and young people by volunteering with us, including at your local Barnardo's Cymru shop. 

Need to do some shopping? Or are you having a clear out? 

You can find great preloved and new items in our high street stores and online shop. If you’ve good quality items you no longer need, you can drop them off or arrange a collection and we’ll find them a new home. 

More about us

How we are structured 

You can learn more about how we're structured and supported by our National Advisory Board

Jobs in Wales 

Do you want to help make children’s lives better for a living? We might have a job for you. 

News in Wales  

Find out what we’ve been up to.

Contact Barnardo's Cymru