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Barnardo’s shortlisted for equality award

Besi Besemar July 19, 2017

Children’s charity Barnardo’s has been shortlisted in the PinkNews Awards for its work improving equality for LGBT+ people.

Barnardo’s is one of six organisations shortlisted in the Third Sector Equality Award by a panel including PinkNews staff, politicians and business and community leaders.

They were announced at a House of Commons event last night (Tuesday, July 18).

Javed Khan
Javed Khan

Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan, said: “I’m delighted to hear that Barnardo’s has been shortlisted in the PinkNews Awards.

“Creating a workforce that is inclusive of our LGBT+ staff and volunteers is vital if we are to fully understand the needs of LGBT+ children and young people.

“We help to educate young people about equality, diversity and inclusion and to increase LGBT+ awareness.

“Barnardo’s has also led the way in campaigning for LGBT+ fostering and adoption and have helped many children to thrive in loving, safe family environments.”

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The winners will be announced on October 18.