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Annual Report 2016

Do More For Kiwi Kids

One million. That’s how many children there are in Aotearoa. One million children who deserve every opportunity to thrive in life. One million children who deserve to have their needs seen, heard and met.

Sarah Lilli November Newsletter

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Sarah Lilli Auction 2016

Fundraising Email Auction 

Between 17 November and 5 December we’re running an email auction with a wonderful collection of items to bid for: WOW tickets, nights at a beach house or hotel, fitness classes, designer clothing, a photography portrait voucher, theatre tickets, home-ware, games, art & craft and many other packages. These will make great Christmas gifts for your friends and family, as well as helping more kiwi kids enjoy the activities they love doing. Click here for details of the items and how to make your bids by email

Carrying the Flag - What young people think about the first referendum on the designs for a possible new New Zealand flag

In December 2015, the first referendum was held as New Zealand adults decided their favourite design to challenge the current New Zealand flag.

But, of course, you had to be over the voting age of 18 to take part.

Here at Barnardos, we also wanted to know what children and young people thought; those not old enough to vote, but who would have to live with the decisions made and carry the chosen flag into the future.

The report below shares what more than 500 young people told us.

Annual Report 2015

Because of Barnardos...

Our 2015 Annual Report looks at just some of the many successes we've had over the past year in our work with chiildren, parents and whanau. In the report you'll find real stories and quotes about the vital work we do.

Client Satisfaction Survey 2014

We're committed to services that make a real and positive difference to children and families, so to find out what we're doing well and where we could improve, we've committed to an annual Client Satisfaction Survey.

Barnardos 2014 Annual Report - The Power of People

Barnardos NZ 2014 Annual Report

"Here at Barnardos New Zealand we believe in the power of people. The power we have to make a difference for others. The power we have to change. The power we have to make lives better."

Submission to the Productivity Commission

Barnardos submission to the Productivity Commission on More Effective Social Services - an inquiry that will look at ways to improve how government agencies commission and purchase social services.

For more on the inquiry, click here.

Connect e-newsletter - October 2014

In this issue of Connect, you can read about what the Whangarei Children's Team did in its first year; our new assessment framework for Family Support workers; youth involvement in our recruitment of a new Operations Manager; our brand new online counselling service for children and young people; how vulnerable rebuild families are being supported in Christchurch; and a new health and social services hub for Blenheim. I hope you enjoy the read!


In this issue:

News from Jeff

Happy birthday, Whangarei Children's Team

Māiatanga, our new social work framework

Getting our youth involved

Online counselling service launched

Helping Canterbury rebuild families

New hub for Blenheim

Connect e-newsletter - August 2014

In this issue of Connect, you can read about what we did to celebrate Barnardos Founder's Day; an exciting new literacy and numeracy project for young mums; how we're bringing Parents as First Teachers into the kohanga reo environment; the results of our Client Satisfaction Survey; and a meeting between Barnardos boys young and old. I hope you enjoy the read!


In this issue:

News from Jeff

Reaching out to Māori whānau

Asking our clients

Barnardos past and present

Mentoring young parents

2014 Impact Report

Barnardos NZ Impact Report 2014

For over 40 years, Barnardos has been working to improve the lives of children in New Zealand. Through our work, we support, challenge and empower families, communities and society to make Aotearoa New Zealand the best place to be a child.

In this, our second Impact Report, we take a close look at our work and share the voices of the families we work with, to show what impact our work has in the lives of children.

Connect - Issue 6

In this issue of Connect, you can read about our new case management system BConnect; SAGES, our mentoring programme in Christchurch; our Incredible Years parenting programme; our Māori staff hui; and an exciting project in Marlborough to combat bullying. I hope you enjoy the read!


In this issue:

News from Jeff

Wisdom of SAGES

An incredible opportunity for parents

Celebrating Te Ao Māori

Standing up to the bullies

Connect - Issue 5

In this issue of Connect, you can read about our 3D Youth programme for young girls struggling with anxiety; the new Barnardos KidStart Childcare service model; how we're helping to create Peace Out East; our SKIPaware intiative in Nelson; how our Social Workers in Schools are helping the Hutt; new sponsors for our 0800 What's Up counselling line; a programme for young dads in Northland; and how a young man at our Te Poutama residence got involved in recruiting new staff. I hope you enjoy the read!

Media release: Health Committee report warmly welcomed

Barnardos New Zealand welcomes the findings of the 2012 Health Committee inquiry into child health outcomes and preventing child abuse.

Annual Report 2013

Working with others to 'make Aotearoa New Zealand the best place to be a child - this is the ambitious purpose we have set ourselves as an organisation. It is this goal that has focused our actions and driven our achievements over the past year.

Connect - Issue 4

In this issue of Connect, you can read about the great work happening at our Te Poutama residential home; our Levin teen parent project; our involvement in the Children's Team pilot in Whangarei; and how we're reaching out to children and families with Right Service, Right Time. Plus, details of the great results from our collaboration with pop superstar Beyonce. I hope you enjoy the read!

Barnardos News - Winter 2013

Every day, all around Aotearoa, we do great work with children and families. Barnardos News is about sharing that great work with you, because without your support we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We hope you enjoy these stories of success.

Connect - Issue 3

The stories in this issue of Connect covers the remarkable work happening at our Georgetown early learning centre, the research our 0800 What’s Up team are doing into online counselling, and our Active Dads program in Marlborough. I hope you enjoy the read!

0800 What’s Up helps quake-stricken Marlborough kids

0800 What’s Up, the Barnardos-run counselling line for children and young people, has come to the aid of Marlborough children in the wake of the earthquakes that have left the region and its residents shaken.

Barnardos welcomes legislation changes to protect children

Barnardos New Zealand has welcomed today’s announcement by Minister of Social Development Paula Bennett to standardise the screening of people working with children, increase the reporting requirements of State agencies, and constrain the movements of people who pose a safety risk to children.

Barnardos confident in its home-based education service

Following today’s Ministry of Education announcement that a planned review of the sector will be deferred, Barnardos, a leading provider of home-based education for over 35 years, is confident in the quality of its own service.

Strategic Plan 2014-2017

Our strategic plan will guide our activities from 2014 to 2017. The work we do at Barnardos makes a very real difference to thousands of New Zealand children and families every year, and this plan outlines how we intend to do what we do even better. 

Ngā Pou E Whā

Ngā Pou e Whā is our Māori strategy – it's about building partnerships with, being effective for, responsive to, and ensuring participation by Māori.

Connect - Issue 2

In the last edition of Connect, I told you our strategic plan for 2013-2016 was on its way. The stories in this issue of Connect show how we’re going about this, and I hope you enjoy reading them.