See, Hear, Respond Programme

Barnardo’s, in partnership with The Department for Education (DfE), will be delivering a new and innovative programme across England that coordinates a dynamic sector response for children, young people, parents and carers who are experiencing crisis due to Covid-19.
The ‘See, Hear, Respond’ programme aims to intervene and find the most vulnerable children and young people who are hidden from view; who are not currently receiving support and those who are at risk and/or experiencing adverse impact to their health and wellbeing.
It’s a fast moving project starting in June and delivering till the end of October and is a crisis response to children and families.

Its aim is to provide early intervention before these children reach the threshold for statutory intervention.

See, Hear, Respond does not replace your usual referral process for children who meet a statutory threshold for significant harm: such referrals must be made to your local authority safeguarding team using your usual safeguarding procedures.


If you are worried about a child or young person experiencing harm and increased adversity or are looking for advice and help, visit or call 0800 157 7015 to speak to one of our Barnardo’s project workers.
Operating hours are:
Monday – Friday 9am – 9pm and
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 6pm.