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Media briefings, editorial, press releases and latest reports about the ongoing work of Barnardos Australia.

For more information contact our Head of Media. PR and Communications, Irene Saunders.


Barnardos landmark study finds children are silent victims of DFV and have nowhere to turn

“Truth is, the abuse never stopped” by Barnardos Australia was released today at NSW Parliament House in Sydney and reveals the long, dark shadow that DFV casts on children in their later lives with persisting health and psychological impacts.


New partnership to support Muslim children in care

Barnardos Australia and My Foster Family have joined forces to improve the experience of Muslim children in foster care.


Barnardos launches ground-breaking adoption research

New research from Barnardos Australia and the University of Oxford has revealed that children who were adopted had significantly better life outcomes when compared with children that remained in foster care, particularly when it comes to education and employment.


New Report gives valuable insight into the Shellharbour Community Media Release

A new report released today by Barnardos Communities for Children, reveals the issues, opportunities and priorities of the Shellharbour community.


Barnardos launches survey on the impact of domestic violence on children in Australia Media Release

Barnardos Australia has announced today the release of its national research survey into the effects of domestic and family violence during childhood.


Peter Pan Op Shop 2021 Winter Sale Media Release

Get ready to pick up some of Australia’s iconic fashion brands at bargain prices… because the Peter Pan Op Shop Winter Sale is back! We’re so excited to once again host our iconic sale, while ensuring a COVID-Safe experience for all our shoppers.


Preventing Youth Homelessness in Schools

Young people at risk of homelessness or disengagement from high school are being supported as part of a new program being delivered by Barnardos Australia in Western Sydney.


New birth Certificates to Recognise Adoption

Barnardos welcome the proposed government reforms announced today allowing adopted people to have both their birth and adopted families included on their birth certificate. As the leading non-government provider of open adoption in NSW since 1985, Barnardos have long believed it is vital for all children adopted from out-of-home care to know who they are and where they come from through birth family connection. This legislative reform represents a positive step for children and for adults who were adopted from out-of-home care in the past, to acknowledge their history and full identity as adopted people.


Sass & Bide x Barnardos Australia 2020

To every vulnerable child and family who needs support, and to the dedicated Barnardos staff who work each day to provide just that – we see your ‘heart of gold’ and wear ours as a symbol of love and gratitude.


State of Shellharbour’s Children Report 2019 Launch

The Shellharbour community will gain an insight into what life is like for local children with the launch of the State of Shellharbour’s Children Report.


LINKER - The Journey from Violence to Safety in Central NSW

LINKER is a domestic violence service in Central Western NSW that is changing the lives of women and children.


Bears to Care Supports Barnardos at La Primavera

Friends of Barnardos set to raise much needed funds and awareness for abused and neglected children through the sale of Bears to Care.


Changes to ACT Together Consortium

Premier Youthworks (PYW) have informed Barnardos Australia (Barnardos) of their intention to withdraw from the ACT Together Consortium effective from 14 August 2019.


Barnardos backs NSW investment in early intervention

Barnardos Australia welcomes the Minister for Families, Communities, and Disability Services, Gareth Ward’s commitment to further investment in early intervention to improve the outcomes...


Janett Milligan to become Chair of Barnardos Australia

Barnardos Australia is pleased to announce that Janett Milligan will become Chair from the 1st July 2019.


Deirdre Cheers named National Families Week Champion

Barnardos CEO Deirdre Cheers has once again been named a Champion for National Families Week 2019, Australia’s annual celebration of the importance of families.


Fat Poppy Coffee supports Barnardos Beyond Barbed Wire program

Boutique coffee roasters Fat Poppy Coffee has partnered with Barnardos Australia to support mums exiting gaol through the Beyond Barbed Wire program. Throughout the month of May for every kilo sold of their specially created ‘Mayde for Mums’ blend, $5 will be donated to Barnardos.


Barnardos welcomes national support for Open Adoption

This week in Federal Parliament, the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs tabled its report "Breaking barriers: a national adoption framework for Australian children".


Barnardos’ Beyond Barbed Wire Mentors win NSW Volunteer Team of the Year 2018

Barnardos is pleased to announce the Beyond Barbed Wire Volunteer Mentors have been awarded the 2018 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year for their support for mothers who are in or have been released from gaol.


Barnardos congratulates Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre

Barnardos Australia congratulates Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre on the launch of Ngaliya, ‘We – you & I’, a new permanency support service for vulnerable Aboriginal children and young people on the NSW Central Coast.


New reforms bring permanency closer to home

Barnardos Australia has welcomed the NSW government’s planned introduction of a landmark child protection bill into parliament this week.


Barnardos Australia joins National Redress Scheme

Barnardos Australia announced today it will join the National Redress Scheme for the survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.


Beyond Barbed Wire Western Research Institute (WRI) outcomes

Supporting Mums Leaving Gaol Benefits Everyone


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