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Involving children and young people in decisions that affect their lives is really important to us in the Beacon Project.


your rights

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important agreement by countries who have promised to protect children’s rights.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments. All the rights are connected, they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children

Empowering young people

You are the experts in knowing what your life is really like. You should be listened to, and the right help should be there for you, when you feel ready for it.

We understand that sometimes it does not always feel comfortable or safe to speak out, especially if you have tried to in the past and you weren’t listened to.

We're believe you should have your voice heard in a way that feels safe, and in a way that makes you feel stronger; giving you tools to face things in the future.

We are passionate about supporting young people to have a say in Barnardo's, in their communities, and beyond. 

What we do in Beacon

We listen to children and young people to find ways of making the Beacon Project better for everyone. We use your views to shape our work and tell others, like the government, what's important, too.

Even though we do not offer counselling or CHISVA support directly, we are still here to help you share your experiences through the other professionals who are helping you.

Ways Beacon can help you share your voice:

  • We help the professionals who are working with you to listen to you, and they can then feedback to us so we can use your truth to help make bigger change
  • You can email or contact us yourselves if you want to share your story with us or get some help about who you can speak to

If you are a young person who is involved with the Beacon Project or any other Barnardo’s Service, you can CLICK HERE to join B-Amplified which will let you see all of the things you can get involved within Barnardos.

Some of the things young people are telling us include

Waiting times are too long for services like counselling

Too many people asking the same questions can make it harder to share their story

They just want to be believed and heard

They want to know what is going to happen next

What happened to them does not define them


How can we help you?

Use the button below to visit our contact page.

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