Latest Press Releases

100 organisations join campaign giving voice to millions supported by benefits

The Who Benefits? campaign is giving a voice to the great majority of the population that recognises the importance of benefits

Our response to the government's Autumn Statement

5 Dec 2013

The Chancellor's Autumn Statement will hit low-income families hard

Response to government's free school meal announcement

Today’s announcement shows how free school meal roll-out can become a reality

2.5 million children in fuel poverty, new measure reveals

More needs to be done to tackle this critical problem. No child should be condemned to grow up in a cold home.

Response to Children's Commissioner report on sexual exploitation

26 Nov 2013

The Children's Commissioner's report shows more needs to be done to keep children safe

Children believe Santa was born on Christmas Day

Over one in 10 children believes 25 December marks Santa Claus’s birthday

Overwhelming demand to tackle poverty in Manchester

19 Nov 2013

As we launch a major new initiative in the region, survey reveals huge demand for help to tackle deep-seated social issues affecting Greater Manchester.

House of Lords support change in law for young carers

19 Nov 2013

The House of Lords support a landmark change to the Children and Families Bill.

Matthew Reed welcomes Barnardo’s new chief executive

Matthew Reed, our Chief Executive, welcomes Javed Khan's appointment

Response to Public Accounts Committee report on Universal Credit

Universal Credit must be tested on children and families before it's rolled out nationally.

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