Caring for youth Providing child welfare Improving child welfare
Barnardo's is the largest child care charity in the UK, providing social welfare services for the benefit of children and young people and seeking to promote widespread good practice and developments in services to children. Barnardo's runs over 170 projects in partnership with parents, local authorities, voluntary agencies and churches. The agency works particularly with disadvantaged communities, facilitating groups to find ways of addressing issues and problems they face through recognizing the community context within which families live and grow, and developing ways of empowering people and communities to the benefit of children and families.
1. Sometimes we are so anxious to give our children what we didn't have that we forget to give them what we did have.
2. Children need your presence more than your presents. (Jesse Jackson).
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.