Barnardo's is the UK's biggest and best known children's charity. There are some 394 services working with more than 115,000 children, young people and families a year. The charity continues to fight the old problems of poverty, homelessness, and child prostitution, and new issues of children coping with HIV/AIDS, or young people who sexually abuse.
The charity's work aims to give children and young people a decent start including adoption and fostering services which provide caring homes for children and young people with special needs. People with learning disabilities are helped to live in the community and Barnardo's provides residential education for young people with behaviour problems or physical or learning disabilities.