Barnardo’s is the UK’s largest children’s charity. We support the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people and families. In 2018, Barnardo’s helped transform the lives of more than 301,000 children, young people and their families.
Within Cornwall, Barnardo’s offers our Cornwall Independent Visitor and Advocacy Service (CIVAS) as part of a partnership with Volunteer Cornwall, providing advocacy for children and young people experiencing social care involvement, together with the statutory right of children and young people in care to access an Independent Visitor.
We are also part of the Domestic Abuse Sexual Violence (DASV) partnership with FirstLight, providing the Susie Project offering DASV survivor recovery support; the Change 4 U Service providing Domestic Abuse Prevention service working with those who wish to make positive changes to how they behave within their intimate relationship. We also provide healthy relationships awareness across all primary and secondary schools across the County. The partnership aims to tackle DASV in their widest forms and ensure support is accessible to all victims throughout our area.