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Barnardo's Scotland

Barnardo's Scotland supports children, young people and their families in our specialised community-based services across the country. We believe in children and we believe every child and young person has a right to thrive.

Our policy calls reflect our priority influencing areas set within our overarching strategic aims of Stronger Families, Safer Childhoods and Positive Futures.

Our aim is to support children and families across the country. If you would like to help us, show your support through donating to help fund our work.  

Thank you,
Martin Crewe,
Director, Barnardo's Scotland

Helping children, young people and families in Scotland for more than a century.

We support children, young people and their families across Scotland. We work with, and alongside them to help them thrive and build a better future.

Barnardo’s Scotland supports some of the most disadvantaged children, young people, parents, carers and communities to ensure that every child has the best possible start in life.

We believe in all children and young people and we aim to support them to reach their full potential, whatever their circumstances.

Find out about our work relating to:

Our shops

We are very pleased to welcome you to one of more than 70 high street stores across Scotland. You can also shop with us online and via our eBay store.  

Donate goods such as old clothes, toys and books to Barnardo's Scotland shops and we'll find them a new home. You can drop off donations at your local store or arrange a collection. Find your local Barnardo's store

You can make a positive difference to children and young people by volunteering with us, including at your local Barnardo's Scotland shop. Find out more about volunteering with Barnardo's

Fostering and adoption

Find out more about fostering and adopting with Barnardo's. 

If you want to play an important part in helping transform a child’s life, and to see positive changes in your own, through becoming a foster carer,  please complete our fostering enquiry form.

If you’re interested in adopting with us, fill in our adoption enquiry form

Alternatively, if you want to speak to us about fostering or adoption you can call us on 0800 0277 280. Our phone lines are open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

How we influence policy in Scotland

As well as providing direct support through our services, we aim to influence policy and practice so that children, young people and families across Scotland can build a better future. As part of this work we produce briefings, reports, consultation responses and written evidence for the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government.

Read more about our influencing work in Scotland.

How we are structured 

You can learn more about how we're structured and governed by meeting our Assistant Directors and National Advisory Board.

Find out more

  • Scotland news

    Read the latest press releases

  • Scotland jobs

    Find a job at Barnardo's Scotland

  • Scotland blog

    Read Barnardo's Scotland's opinion and views