Barnardo’s, one of the UK’s leading charities, is focused on the needs of disadvantaged children, and aims to provide them with brighter futures. Barnardo’s runs almost 400 projects across the UK from drug misuse to disability; youth crime to mental health; sexual abuse to domestic violence; and poverty to homelessness.
It works with young people and families in many ways including fostering, adoption, disability and coping with domestic violence. Barnardo’s funds research into what works to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.
Its policy and research unit provides practitioners, managers and service planners with information and advice on these issues. It also runs campaigns, producing campaign reports, summaries and briefing papers for decision makers (politicians) and opinion formers (the media and the public).
Income 2009: £214.2m