Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

Barnardos’ mission is to help transform children’s lives through our services; support parents; and challenge society where it fails our children.

Our Vision

Barnardos’ vision is a country where no child has to suffer and every child is able to reach their full potential

Our Purpose

  • To provide support for children, young people and families in need;
  • Promote and provide assistance towards the education of children and young people in social or economic disadvantage;
  • To provide services for and promote and advance the welfare of children, young people and their families whose lives have been affected by economic, social or other disadvantage or loss.

Barnardos’ Beliefs

  • Every child needs to be safe, have enough food and somewhere comfortable to call home
  • Every child needs to have someone who looks after them and loves them no matter what  
  • Every child should have the opportunity to learn and have fun
  • Every child needs to feel accepted for who they are and to be part of a circle of family, friends and community who will understand them and value their opinions
  • Every child should get help when they need it

Barnardos Values & Code of Conduct

1. We’re for children
hope (candle)
2. We always see hope
justice (hands in air)
3. We believe in children's rights
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4. We value and respect each other
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5. We are efficient and transparent in our work
partnership (hands shaking)
6. We believe in effective partnership

These values are underpinned by a set of principles and expected behaviours for anyone who works in Barnardos.