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.

  1. We provide social support services to the most vulnerable children in our communities — including victims of family violence, addiction, neglect and abuse.
  2. We give guidance and support to parents, whānau and communities to help them build broader knowledge and resilience.
  3. We offer early learning and childcare to under 5s to set children on the right path for better educational and life outcomes.

In a year
28 young people will be cared for and supported in our specialist homes 74 children will be placed in our foster care programme 2000 parents will gain skills and confidence through our short-term programmes 2400 families will receive help to address the impact of family violence 4300 under 5s will participate in our education and childcare services 10500 children will be supported by our Child and Family Services staff 45000 calls will be answered by our children and young people's helpline

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