Every year 32,000 children in Australia are found to have been abused or neglected. That's nearly 100 children a day, every day of the year.*
Barnardos is a non-government, non-denominational child welfare charity that has been helping children in need for over 120 years. Our vision is that all children and young people will have caring families, in which they can grow up safely and reach their full potential supported by quality services and engaged communities.
Barnardos Australia is one of the largest children's charities in the country, caring for children and young people at risk of, our suffering the effects of abuse or neglect. The work of Barnardos Australia focuses on the prevention of abuse and neglect and entry into care. Children and young people of all backgrounds and cultural heritage are helped through a range of welfare programs including crisis care, family support, counselling, permanent foster care and adoption.
At Barnardos we believe in children and we believe that with community support Australian children and young people can be given a future free of neglect and abuse. Children will be safe instead of scared, nurtured instead of neglected and young people will be protected instead of powerless.
Help us tack the epidemic of child neglect and abuse, keep more children safe and support more families. A bequest to Barnardos Australia in your Will will live on in the lives of Australian children and young people who rightly deserve a better future.
*Australian Institure of Health and Welfare 2009. Child Protection Australia 2007-2008.