Christmas can be the hardest time of the year for many children in the UK

Thousands of young people endure hardships and pressures no child should ever face, including sexual exploitation, caring for caring for a loved one, or domestic abuse.
The harsh reality is that these children are vulnerable 365 days a year, 24 hours a day - and Christmas is no exception.

Make a difference 

We aim to improve the lives of every vulnerable child and young person in the UK. We do this with counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and many other vital services. Every £1 you donate will help us change a child's life.

Barnardo's Christmas party for young people

Help a child today 

Every Barnardo's service is different but each believes in the potential in every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.