Our impact

The difference we're making

Barnardos’ mahi across social services, early learning services and advocacy for children’s rights and wellbeing reaches tamariki and their whānau all over the motu. We are part of the communities we serve and work together towards an Aotearoa where every child shines bright.

Our work is wide-ranging and ambitious: we look out for children; we listen to children; we nurture and educate children.

We know that children are best brought up in strong and resilient families and whānau. So we support and challenge adults in the lives of children to make our homes and communities safe and nurturing places for children.

Impact stories

Barnardos’ collective efforts have impacted thousands of children’s lives. Our mahi continues to make real, positive change. Read more about our Impact Stories.

Impact in numbers

Over the past years, we have influenced and shaped systems so that we impact positively on the needs and rights of children and tamariki in Aotearoa New Zealand. Take a look at our impact in numbers.

Kōrero Pumau

Join our ‘Kōrero Pumau’, conversations from the heart with Barnardos staff members working day in, day out, to support tamariki and rangatahi across Aotearoa.

We've come far since Barnardos first started out in New Zealand more than 60 years ago.

However, there are still issues we're facing to this day.