Barnardo’s awarded for its commitment to young people

3 Oct 2016

Leading children’s charity Barnardo’s has been recognised for its efforts to ensure that young people and their views lie at the heart of the services it delivers.


Barnardo’s in Buckinghamshire has been awarded the Hear by Right Participation Gold Award by the National Youth Agency.

The award, which is available at bronze, silver and gold levels, shows that an organisation takes the voice of young people seriously and their involvement is crucial to how the services are delivered and developed.

Michelle Kukielka, Assistant Director Children’s Services at Barnardo’s said:

“Achieving this accolade is testament to the passion and commitment of the Barnardo’s team.

“Listening to young people is vital for making sure we deliver a service that is of maximum benefit to them. We are delighted this has been recognised and will continue to do all we can to involve and support vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across Buckinghamshire.”

Paul Miller, National Youth Agency chief executive, comments:

“Involving young people in decision-making is vital to ensuring their voice shapes service delivery and provision meets their needs.

“Many congratulations on achieving the Gold Hear by Right Award, which really demonstrates your commitment to young people’s active involvement within your organisation.”

Barnardo’s services provided in the Buckinghamshire area are R U Safe?, Missing Service, Support 4 Parents and CAMHS.