Take an in-depth look at the issues facing the UK's most vulnerable children and young people.

2022

From pillar to post: A look at achieving greater stability within the care system (April, 2022)

2021

Exploited and Criminalised What can the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill do to ensure that children who are criminally exploited receive the care and support they need? (October, 2021)

A care system that cares: Lessons for the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care from young people with direct experience of it (October, 2021)

It takes a village: The case for family support in every community (September, 2021)

Spending on children's services in England - July 2021 (PDF)

No Place Like Home - a look at young people's experiences of leaving care - May 2021 (PDF)

2020

Experiences of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions & visions for the future, from young people who are supported by Barnardo’s

Summary of the analysis and deep dive reports on the funding and spending on children/young people’s services – summary May 2020

Analysis of the funding and spending on children and young people’s services – full report May 2020

Deep Dive into the funding and spending on children and young people’s services – full report May 2020

Securing a brighter future: the role of youth services in tackling knife crime – March 2020

Not Just Collateral Damage: the hidden impact of domestic abuse on children – February 2020

2019

#ItsOurFuture - Let's build it together - November 2019 (PDF)

Back to School - Breaking the links between school exclusions and knife crime - October 2019 (PDF)

There is no protection on the streets, none - Young people's perspective on knife crime - August 2019

National Independent Visitor Data Report - 2019

Lifeskills: An early intervention and prevention programme to build resilience - findings from the implementation of Botvin LifeSkills within Waltham Forest Schools - 2019 (PDF)

Generation Digital - September 2019 (PDF)

"There is no protection on the streets, none" - Young people's perspectives on knife crime - August 2019 (PDF)

Addressing the crisis in children and young people's mental health - 2019 (PDF)

Overcoming Poverty of Hope - July 2019 (PDF)

Left to their own devices: Young people, social media and mental health (Full report) - June 2019 (PDF)

Left to their own devices: Young people, social media and mental health (Summary) - June 2019 (PDF)

Caring alone: Why Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young carers continue to struggle to access support - April 2019 (PDF)

Children and young people's services: Funding & spending 2010/11 to 2017/18 - February 2019 (PDF)

2018

No more lost childhoods - 2018 (PDF)

Transforming Children & Young People's Mental Health: What children & young people think of the Government's Green Paper - 2018 (PDF)

Involve us, respect us: engaging young people in relationships and sex education - 2018 (PDF)

Who will notice who will ask? How we keep children safe from sexual and criminal exploitation - 2018 (PDF)

Connections - Parenting Infants in a Digital World - 2018 (PDF)

Findings from the implementation of The PATHS Programme for Schools UK Version in N. Ireland 2014-2018 - 2018 (PDF)

Lifeskills - An early intervention and prevention programme to build resilience - 2018 (PDF)

2017

Barnardo's analysis of foster care referrals - 2017 (PDF)

Neglected minds: a report on mental health support for young people leaving care - 2017 (PDF)

Childhoods in a Digital World - 2017 (PDF)

Journey to Justice: prioritising the wellbeing of children involved in criminal justice processes relating to sexual exploitation and abuse (Summary) - 2017 (PDF)

Journey to Justice: prioritising the wellbeing of children involved in criminal justice processes relating to sexual exploitation and abuse (Full report) - 2017 (PDF)

Still Hidden, Still Ignored: who cares for young carers - 2017 (PDF)

2016

The case for early support - 2016 (PDF)

2015

Digital dangers: the impact of technology on sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people - 2015 (PDF)

Fulfilling their potential, the 'win-win' case for birth registrations in Children's Centres - 2015 (PDF)