Barnardo’s vision"Our vision is that the lives of all children and young people should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination. We believe in the abused, the vulnerable, theforgotten and the neglected. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.”
about Barnardo’s NI Barnardo’s is the largest children’s charity in Northern Ireland Barnardo’s NI provides 46 local services Every year, we transform the lives of over 8,000 vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families in Northern Ireland We work in 150 local schools Every year we depend on donations from the public and local organisations to raise £2 million to carry on our vital work in Northern Ireland For every £1 we receive, we spend 95 pence directly on our local services for children and young people Every penny raised in Northern Ireland is spent in Northern Ireland
Areas we work in Fostering Children Child in care poverty Disability Sexual andexploitation inclusion 46 Services Child Parental substance abuse misuse Education Domestic and violence Parenting support Young carers
Children we help Children with disabilities Young carers Children who have been bereaved Young people leaving care Children of prisoners Children vulnerable to sexual to exploitation Ethnic minority children and their families Children living in families with domestic violence, parental alcohol and drug misuse and mental health issues
Some of our servicesDr B’s Kitchen is a training Parent and Child Togetherproject for young people with offers accommodation,learning difficulties and health assessment and support to youngconditions who are at high risk of mothers where there are seriousbeing excluded from the labour concerns around the mother’smarket. ability to meet their child’s needs.Pharos service works closely Time for Me is a school-basedwith children and their families counselling and support service.where there is parental alcohol The service offers a range ofand/ or drug misuse. The service integrated services to supportprovides a range of tailored children’s emotional well-being tointerventions that build on family improve their learning potential.strengths, develop children’sresilience, and support parentsthrough the recovery process.
Some of our servicesYoung Carers service offers Barnardos Familya diverse range of support Resource Centers provide aservices to children and young range of assessment andpeople who are in a caring role therapeutic support services tofor a family member with an families and children in needillness/disability or is misusing and/or at risk. The main focus ofalcohol/drugs. work is with children who are living in unsafe homeForward Steps is a service environments. These children arefor pre-school children who more likely than not to behave Autism or related exposed to the effects of violencecommunication difficulties as in the home, and where there iswell as their parents and other domestic violence researchfamily members. The service indicates that there is also a highalso provides support and risk of direct child abuse.intervention to families andpre-school staff.
We depend on youThousands of vulnerable children dependon our services. We are their lifeline.In turn, we depend on donations from the public to carry on our work.Your support will help us to transform children’s lives.