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What We Believe

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children

We believe in the abused, the most vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.

We do this because we believe that every child deserves the best start in life and the chance to fulfil their potential.

We use the knowledge gained from our direct work with children to campaign for better childcare policy and to champion the rights of every child.

With the right help, committed support and a little belief, even the most vulnerable children can turn their lives around. Barnardo’s is regulated by the Charity Commission. Being a registered charity means that we must always be accountable and transparent.


Safeguarding Barnardo's Service Users

Barnardo’s is committed to providing the best services for its service users. The recruitment and selection process for positions working with children and vulnerable adults is therefore rigorous and incorporates a number of pre-employment checks. 

This is to ensure we safeguard those with whom we work and only engage those with the right skills, abilities, experience and qualifications required. 

We must ensure that applicants are suitable for such work and not disqualified from taking up the post. It is a criminal offence for someone who is disqualified to knowingly seek or accept work (or continue to work) in a ‘regulated activity position’.