An Aotearoa where every child shines bright

For over 60 years, Barnardos Aotearoa has been working with tamariki and whānau to build nurturing relationships and resilient homes and communities.

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Programmes and services we offer to support children and families


No two families are alike, and every family has their ups and downs.

We support families dealing with some of the worst of those downs. Family violence. Child abuse. Neglect. Addictions. We tackle the hard stuff, supporting families to change and recover.


Education matters. It creates strong foundations for the future.

Through our Early Learning Programmes, we work with families to provide children with fun, safe and inclusive early learning, laying the foundation for tamariki to shine, now and in the future.


We stand strongly for the rights and wellbeing of all children in Aotearoa.

Barnardos works to uplift the voices and experiences of tamariki, rangatahi and families to be heard by decision makers, so we can build an Aotearoa where every child can flourish.

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2023 Annual Report Overview

0800 What's Up ImpactLab Report

In the last year:

Our mission in Child and Family Services is to enhance the mana of tamariki and whānau through relationship and connection.

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children, young people and caregivers were helped through our face-to-face Child and Family Services


calls and e-chats to 0800 What’s Up answered


tamariki benefited from Barnardos Early Learning