NPC’s analysis of Barnardo’s.
Barnardo’s vision is that the lives of all children should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination. It provides a wide range of services for children and families such as fostering and adoption, family day centres, services for disabled children and young carers, as well as projects tackling more specific problems such as substance misuse and sexual exploitation of children. Most of these projects are funded or partly funded by statutory authorities. Barnardo’s uses its extensive experience to influence government policy to bring about better long-term outcomes for children. The charity places great emphasis on the importance of evaluating outcomes which should improve quality and impact even further.