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My life as a young carer – Charlie’s story

According to the last census, there are at least 195,000 young carers across the UK, though this is widely believed to be an underestimate. Recent research by the BBC reveals there could be as

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National Adoption Week: Celebrating Families

Did you know there are currently 1,089 children across the UK waiting to find loving stable families? To celebrate National Adoption Week we want to share two incredible stories. We talked to two

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Groomed and abused. How Barnardo’s are providing vital support for UK children like Chloe

Right now, sexual exploitation is destroying young people’s lives across the UK. Hidden from view, young girls and boys are groomed and then abused, leaving their lives shattered. Barnardo’s is

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Barnardo’s Palmersville never gave up on me

Today’s teenagers and parents are so focussed on the next set of exams on the horizon, that it’s easy to forget how important life skills are, not just grades. Holding down a

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It’s OK to be gay – Mike’s journey from abuse to acceptance

“At Barnardo’s we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. We ensure their needs are met and their voices are heard. Our vision is of a

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Without Barnardo’s, I wouldn’t have my family

This Father’s Day Brad Owens will be celebrating the joy of being a dad to his two adoptive sons – and being free from the shadow of cancer. Three years ago Brad Owens, 36, and his

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