We believe in our tamariki. We believe they are born to lead a life of potential.
For many children and young people there are challenges throughout their childhood, which is why our services are designed to the meet the needs of children from birth to adulthood.
Our services range from universal services to intensive services targeted at some of our young people who are most in need
Our guiding principles support our vision, shape our culture and reflect what we believe and value. They guide the work do and were developed through a number of hui held across the organisation, where staff shared what was important to them about working at Barnardos. Te Rōpū Tikanga ā Rua - the Barnardos Bicultural Reference Group worked to align these with the Māori Strategy - Ngā Pou E Whā and its six core principles.
We build reciprocal and cooperative relationships which create a sense of connection and belonging.
We do the right things the right way, with integrity and purpose.
We are visionary, we inspire, we are creative and show initiative to make change happen.
We listen carefully and our actions are guided by the voices of the tamariki and whānau we serve.
We have the courage and strength to achieve growth, development and transformation.
We believe in the importance of listening to people and allowing them to direct the ways in which we provide assistance and support. We respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences.
The direct translation is 'realisation and development for children' however the essence captures the spirit of children being encouraged to strive for their potential much like Tāne