In Australia, one child dies every two weeks as a result of abuse and neglect.
This is one too many. Children who are suffering from, or who are at risk of abuse and neglect face many challenges in their young lives. They have often been pushed to the edges of society, and their voices are all too rarely heard.
It’s not their fault...
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A lot of the children that come into the care of Barnardos have suffered severe trauma, neglect, emotional and physical abuse and exploitation. With our help, these children are given a second chance at a happy, safe childhood.
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Last Christmas Willow* didn’t get to open any presents. Instead they were hiding under the house while their mum was being badly beaten.
Read more of Willow’s story and how you can protect children from the harms of domestic and family violence this Christmas.
At age 2, Max was bashed so severely his thigh bone shattered. He needed surgery and therapy to learn how to walk again.
We need your support to continue our life-saving services for abused and neglected children like Max.
In their short lives, Jasmine* 10 and her seven year old sister, Lily*, have known little of love, comfort or care. They have only known hunger, violence and abuse.
You can be a champion for children like Lily and help protect them from the horrors of abuse and neglect.