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We are currently working with 1,580 families requiring critical and intensive support with more than 600 waiting for help. We are adapting to ensure they can keep working with children who were already in very vulnerable circumstances.
We are rapidly adapting to meet the new needs of families. The families we work with, who were already living in stressful situations, are now experiencing a pressure cooker effect – children are living with domestic abuse, parental mental health challenges, neglect, acrimonious separation and family breakdown and addiction – now with no escape.
They are also in need of food, nappies and other essential items that they would have received coming to Barnardos centres.
To help these families we are providing crisis supports such as:
This gives us an opportunity to physically see children who require high levels of support in the home environment –giving us vital ‘eyes on the child’.
Vulnerable children and their families have never needed your help more
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