Covid-19 continues to have a significant impact on all but in the UK it has affected some communities more than any other group.
Research shows it has had a significant impact on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. In response to this Barnardo’s with funding from the National Emergencies Trust set up this helpline.
As a children’s charity, we believe it is important children and young people from these communities are given the help and support they need. We believe in the unique worth of every child and we are impassioned to make a difference in the lives of those children and young people who have been more affected by the pandemic.
The helpline is the first of its kind in the UK to offer a support service to help children and young people and their families from these communities develop coping strategies and build resilience.
We are a team of specialist workers with experience of working with children and young people from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Our team of specialist advisors and therapists work in a culturally informed manner and are knowledgeable about the lived experiences of children and young people from these communities. The team is honoured to be part of this unique service and are equipped to support the complexity of issues that children and families from these communities face.
Our vision is to see Black Asian and Minority Ethnic children and young people develop their inner strength to respond to the challenges of the pandemic.