Children don’t choose abuse. You can choose to stop it.

We are a leading child protection charity, supporting families and children in need. At Barnardos, we believe that every child deserves a safe and stable home.
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Every day, right here in Australia, there are more than 145 substantiated reports of child abuse and neglect. Every two weeks, one child dies as a direct result of assault. These children have been exposed to exceptionally difficult circumstances in their young lives - abuse, violence, poverty, drug and alcohol issues, mental illness, homelessness and disability. Many of them have never known what it’s like to grow up in a safe, stable place with adults they can trust.

Barnardos works to keep thousands of children safe within their own families - and for those children who can’t be kept safe, we find new homes, while still keeping them in touch with their origins. We continue to strive to find new ways of preventing child abuse and trauma.
We do this through a range of programs including:
- Family Support
- Foster Care and Open Adoption
- Indigenous Programs
- Adolescent Services
- Advocacy

These children are more than just a statistic, they are real children with real stories and they deserve every chance to grow and develop.
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