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Adopters and foster carers speak out in support of LGBT+ Fostering and Adoption Week

Besi Besemar March 7, 2019

Barnardo’s LGBT+ foster carers and adopters have joined the charity in urging people to welcome a child into their life during LGBT+ Fostering & Adoption Week, which runs from March 4–10 with the theme ‘7 Days to Love’.

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In The South

Barnardo’s calls for LGBT+ relationships to be included in lessons in all schools

Besi Besemar February 15, 2019

The UK’s largest national children’s charity is urging the Government to listen to feedback from its relationship and sex education consultation as the charity marks LGBT History Month. Barnardo’s says there must be education about same sex relationships in both secondary and primary school lessons.

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In The South

LGBT History Month 2019: Barnardo’s celebrates success of anti-bullying programme in schools

Besi Besemar February 1, 2019

Leading children’s charity Barnardo’s trains over 8,000 staff and over 640 parent, community and pupil ambassadors through an anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying programme.

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In The South

Barnardo’s celebrate success of anti-homophobic bullying schools programme

Besi Besemar February 12, 2018

Barnardo’s celebrates success of their anti-homophobic bullying programme in LGBT History Month. Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity, has supported more than 3,500 people through anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying programmes in schools across Yorkshire & Humberside in just nine months.

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General News

Celebrities support Barnardo’s urgent carer appeal

Besi Besemar January 22, 2018

Celebrities are backing a Barnardo’s campaign highlighting the importance of having someone to support you in aid of the charity’s urgent campaign to find thousands of foster carers to look after the UK’s most vulnerable children.

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In The South

Barnardo’s successful at Pink News Awards

Besi Besemar October 19, 2017

Barnardo’s has won an award for improving LGBT+ equality at the Pink News Awards in Westminster last night. The UK’s leading children’s charity received the Third Sector Equality Award at the ceremony which celebrates the contributions of politicians, businesses, campaigners and community groups to improving LGBT+ life in the UK.

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Community News

Barnardo’s launch free resources to help teachers educate children about LGBT+ relationships and identities

Besi Besemar September 5, 2017

Barnardo’s, has launched free lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBT+) resources to help teachers better educate children about same-sex relationships and gender and sexual identities. The free LGBT+ resources aimed at primary and secondary schools have been launched by the UK’s largest children’s charity to sit alongside their existing Real Love Rocks resources, which teach children and young people about healthy relationships and awareness of child sexual exploitation.

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Community News

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.

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General News

Barnardo’s calls for 20,000 apprenticeships for those leaving the care system

Paul Thorn August 18, 2015

Following the Government’s pledge to create three million new apprenticeships for young people, Barnardo’s is calling on them to reserve 20,000 for 16-18 years olds leaving the care system. Recent unemployment figures show that young people are three times more likely to be unemployed, with care leavers being twice as likely to not be in education, employment or training.

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