Our Work

As New Zealand’s largest children’s charity, we offer a broad range of services for children, families and whānau throughout Aotearoa.

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Bumps to Babies

Parenting through separation

Family Start 

Family Start is a child-centred, intensive, home visiting programme.

Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi

Children’s Safety Programme

Specialist Group Homes

Parenting Plus North-West-Central Auckland

Parenting Plus North–West-Central Auckland is an in-home parenting support package that uses toolbox methods developed by the Parenting Place.

Children's Supervised Contact

Parent Mentoring Programme (Paiheretanga) 

Our Parenting Mentoring Programme (Paiheretanga) is a 4-week intensive, home-based support service.

Social Workers in Schools (SWiS)

Barnardos run the service in the Hutt Valley and in Southland. 

Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families brings together multiple agencies to provide coordinated support for families and whānau with multiple needs before problems get too big.

Support to Care

Barnardos Support to Care provides a range of services to non-parent permanent caregivers.

Foster care

Active Dads

Violence Free Tairāwhiti Network

Women's Safety Programmes

Our women’s safety services work to build resilience and strength in women who have been victims of family violence.

Incredible Years 

Incredible Years is a 14-week programme for parents and caregivers of children aged 3–8 to grow their positive parenting skills.

0800 What's Up

a nationally-available counselling helpline and web–chat service for children and teenagers.

Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration 


Additionally to our core services we also use what we learn from our operations to influence policy making.

Our children and tamariki are our future. Today's children will grow up to be our co-workers, teachers and leaders. It's essential that children are loved, cared for, encouraged and supported to develop and be all they can be. This is why Barnardos advocates for all children, and to help create positive change for and with children.

Our Affiliate programms

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