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We believe in children.

A shocking 1 in 32 children received child protection services last year.*

You can help more children like baby Emma get the support they need by donating to our Christmas Appeal.

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What we do

Barnardos Australia believes all children and young people deserve caring families in which they can grow safely and fulfil their potential.

We work together with children, young people and families to break the cycle of disadvantage, creating safe, nurturing and stable homes, connected to family and community.

Sponsor a vulnerable Australian child

For most of us, childhood was the easiest part of our lives, but for thousands of Australian children it can be the hardest.

The children Barnardos helps have been exposed to very difficult circumstances in their young lives - violence, poverty, drugs and alcohol issues, mental illness, homelessness and disability. That’s why we need you.

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Our impact in 2017 - 2018

Merry Christmas from everyone at Barnardos Australia

In 2018 Barnardos Australia supported over 14,000 children and families. Our CEO Deirdre Cheers sends her Christmas wishes out to all of our amazing children, families, carers, staff, donors and partners.

We couldn’t do it without you.
Merry Christmas. 

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