The issues we're facing

We've come far since Barnardos first started out in NZ more than 60 years ago. However, there are still issues we're facing to this day.

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

We're helping the people in need. We're working on systematic change by advocating with law makers. And we're making early learning education accessible.

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