What we do Whatever the issue from drug misuse to disability; youth crime to mental health; sexual abuse to domestic violence; poverty to homelessness; Barnardo’s believes we can bring out the best in every child. We run almost 400 projects around the UK: discover the work we do in your region. Projects near you There is a Barnardo’s project, office, shop or fundraiser in every region of the UK. Find out what is going on in in your area. Work with children and young people We want children to belong, it’s that simple. We work with families in many ways including: fostering and adoption, disability and coping with domestic violence. Campaigning and lobbying Barnardo’s Policy and Research Unit produces campaign reports, summaries and briefing papers to influence decision makers and opinion formers. Research and influencing practice Barnardo’s Policy and Research Unit provides the best available evidence of what works to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.