About Barnardo’s Scotland

Barnardo’s Scotland has been working in Scotland for more than a century. Our purpose is to reach out to the most disadvantaged children, young people, families and communities to help ensure that every child has the best possible start in life. We aim to make sure that every young person is able to reach their full potential, whatever their circumstances in life.

Today we run more than 122 community-based services across Scotland including:

  • leaving care services which help young people to bridge the gap between being in care and living in the adult world
  • family activity services which work to support families in trouble
  • disability services supporting children with disabilities and offering short breaks to their families.

Our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo’s dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need. We believe in the abused, the vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child. As one of the leading children's charities this is our pledge.

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