The issues we're facing

We're still facing these issues:

Although most children in New Zealand do experience a positive and thriving childhood unfortunately, too many children and tamariki are experiencing a different reality.

Child and Youth Mental Health

Mental health support for every child and new parent.

Family Poverty

Lift children, families and whānau out of poverty.

Child Abuse & Neglect

Too many children are experiencing a harsh reality


An affordable and healthy home for every child.

Children’s Early Years

The first 1000 days of a child’s life are critical. 

Children in Law and Policy

Making Aotearoa New Zealand the best place to be a child.

We're working holistically to mitigate these issues

See how Barnardos has shaped brighter futures for children, families and whānau in Aotearoa.