Be a champion for children and help us give Aussie kids a brighter future

Why do we need champions for children?

At Barnardos, it is our vision to empower every child in Australia to have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

For most children in Australia, the future looks bright and filled with endless opportunities.
However, some children are not so lucky. 

Every day we see more Australian children suffering under the heavy weight of disadvantage, born into families struggling with poverty and violence. Without enough money for essentials like food and housing, children are slipping through the cracks, not going to school and suffering neglect and abuse at home.

We work intensively with families to break the cycle of disadvantage, but the need for our vital services continues to grow. Sadly, every week we are forced to turn away families in crisis because we simply do not have the capacity to help all who need it, even in the most desperate circumstances.


Tragically in Australia


kids can't live at home with their parents due to abuse and neglect


child dies every two weeks as a result of abuse and neglect


reports of child abuse or neglect are received every day

That's why we need your help!


Your impact will last a lifetime

When you become a champion for children, you are bringing about positive change for the most vulnerable people in our community, our children. Whether you decide to support us financially, or take steps to be a foster carer, your actions now will make a huge difference in the life of an Australian child experiencing disadvantage. Not only by providing the basics such as food, clothing, shelter, but also safety, education and belonging, which are essential for children’s development.


Occupational therapy, dental work, glasses, nutritional support or speech therapy for children in our care


Academic support for children who have fallen behind so that they can get back on track


Counselling and specialist therapy for children who have experienced trauma to help them begin to recover


Intensive support for families struggling with poverty, homelessness and mental health issues

Sign up to our bi-monthly newsletter where you can learn more about the profound impact our champions for children are making to the lives of vulnerable children and their families.


What type of champion will you be?

So now you know a bit more about us and the children who need our help, what type of champion for children will you be?


Your generosity will make a profound difference to the lives of thousands of vulnerable kids.

You can be a champion by:

Becoming a regular supporter with a monthly donation.

Making a one off donation.

Fundraise for us. Join one of our events or do it your way. Every dollar raised will change lives!


Each of our foster carers are passionate about helping the vulnerable children in their care
have a better future.

You can be a champion through:

Short-term foster care
Long-term foster care (permanent)
Respite foster care
Kinship care
Open adoption


We offer a range of ways to support our child-focused initiatives to prospective bequesters, trust and foundations, philanthropic and corporate partners that enable you to make a truly significant impact on children’s lives in this country.

When you partner with Barnardos you are championing for children and advocating for change.

Consider a partnership today.

Sam Alderton-Johnson knows what it takes to ensure a child reaches their brightest future.

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