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We believe in children.

Every day there are 186 new reports of child abuse and neglect*.

You can help break the cycle of violence and abuse and give a child a better future.

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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.

Sponsor a child now

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Have you ever thought about becoming a foster carer?

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer and would like to understand what is involved in fostering a child then come along to one of our free information sessions. These are held throughout the year at various locations and times so why not find the closest one to you.

No questions are too big or small.

Information sessions
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