Every day we work to make a lasting difference to the lives of tamariki and whānau in need, so they thrive.

At Barnardos, everything we do is for New Zealand children. 

Together we can build stronger communities, one child at a time.

Our mahi across social services, early learning services, and advocacy for children’s rights and well-being contributes to our vision: an Aotearoa where every child shines bright.

We advocate to drive change at the systems-level, so that national laws, policies, practices, and institutions meet the needs of all children and young people and uphold their rights.  

More about our services:

Child and Family Services

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

At Barnardos 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.

Early Learning Services

Education matters. It opens doors and 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 bright, 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 and the wider public, so we can build an Aotearoa where every child can flourish.