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We have rapidly adapted our services to children and families since the Covid-19 crisis began. We are currently working with 1,720 families who require critical and intensive support, and have 587 waiting for our help.
We are doing everything we can to ensure we can keep supporting children who were already living in very vulnerable circumstances.
Many are experiencing a pressure cooker effect due to Covid 19 measures – children are living with domestic abuse, parental mental health challenges, neglect, acrimonious separation and family breakdown and addiction – now with no escape.
Barnardos priority continues to be the provision of services to children and families during this challenging time.
We are supporting children and their families by:
We have also launched our new Barnardos National Parent Support Phone Service which is available to any parent or family who needs support.
Parents can talk directly to one of our qualified staff who will offer them practical support and guidance in their role as parents during the Covid-19 crisis.