Barnardos Australia is the leading child protection charity in Australia with a 130 year history of caring for the country's most vulnerable children. We believe every child deserves to be loved and nurtured, yet children in Australia are dying at alarming rates at the very hands of the people meant to protect them.
In Australia every two weeks a child dies as a direct result of assault.
This is unacceptable. Barnardos works on the frontline with families on the edge. We provide these families with a lifeline and support them through issues such homelessness, violence, extreme poverty, mental illness and substance abuse to ensure their children are safe and cared for.
When it is too dangerous for children to stay with their birth parents we find them a new and safe family home where they can heal and flourish.
We believe in never giving up on children and we won't stop until child abuse stops.