Who we are
Barnardos is New Zealand's leading children's charity, doing more for Kiwi kids.
For more than 60 years, we have been helping children, families and whānau in need. Today, we continue to support, protect and educate thousands of New Zealand children.
Here for all Kiwi kids
Our reach is nationwide and our unique combination of social services and early childhood education means we provide the broadest range of child–centred services in Aotearoa.
It's no small task
Every day, our professional and dedicated staff help build communities where all children are nurtured and supported so they can reach their full potential. This is no small task. The challenge we face is that many children don't get the opportunities they deserve.
Our children deserve more
We are dedicated to achieving our vision of an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child shines bright. They deserve nothing less.
We do more
Every day, we fight for children's futures.
- We provide social support services to the most vulnerable children in our communities — including victims of family violence, addiction, neglect and abuse.
- We give guidance and support to parents, whānau and communities to help them build broader knowledge and resilience.
- We offer early learning and childcare to under 5s to set children on the right path for better educational and life outcomes.