Barnardos envisages an Aotearoa where every child shines bright

Everything they do is designed to bring them closer to this vision and BedsRus are thrilled to partner with Barnardos to help make this vision a reality.

Sadly, children’s lights are dimmed in Aotearoa by many things, including abuse and violence, bullying, mental health issues, neglect, the impact of poverty, restricted access to quality education and a lack of understanding and support of their developmental needs.

Barnardos’ strength is in the breadth and depth of what they do. Whatever a child's needs, they will strive to meet them. Their experience and expertise mean their services make a positive, long-lasting difference to children's lives.

Their organisation has two strong arms – direct social services and early childhood education services.

Barnardos’ direct social services are extensive and include foster care, residential care, and child and youth counselling helpline, family violence safety programmes, child protection, intensive parenting support and social work.

When it comes to early childhood education services, Barnardos understands that every child and whānau is different – so they offer centre and home-based early learning options. Both provide quality early learning and care, but within different environments to meet the specific or changing needs of tamariki and their whānau.

Standing strongly for the rights and well-being of all tamariki and rangatahi in Aotearoa is woven through everything Barnardos does. They know it’s vital young people’s ideas and experiences are heard and championed, so Barnardos can build an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child can flourish and realise their potential. Barnardos’ advocacy aims to influence policies, practices, systems, laws and organisations so that they protect and promote children and their rights and well-being.

By supporting the services of Barnardos, Aotearoa, BedsRus are committing to making a real difference for our tamariki and rangatahi where it counts most, every day.

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