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Barnardos’ mission is to deliver services and work with families, communities, and our partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences.

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The Barnardos strategy for 2021 will build on our past service developments and strengths which have ensured high quality service provision. It incorporates current research and thinking on the impact of trauma and childhood adversity, both during childhood and across their lifespan. Our commitment to prevention and early intervention and our long term objectives out to 2037 remain unchanged. What is new is the introduction and implementation of a trauma informed approach in our work.

Barnardos aspiration is to become a leader in the field of trauma informed work with vulnerable children and families. This means bringing a holistic mind, body and heart approach to our work and draws on recent progress in the understanding of human development and how the brain works.

This aspiration is underpinned by a promise to help vulnerable children overcome adverse experiences, have happier childhoods and achieve better outcomes for them and their families.