Please read the following terms and conditions carefully as they govern the use of this website.

All material contained within the NIVN website ( is covered by a disclaimer and protected by copyright laws.  The NIVN (National Independent Visitor Network) is hosted by Barnardo’s national children’s charity.

Access to this website is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Trademarks
    “Barnardo’s” and the “Barnardo’s” logo are trademarks. All other trademarks and logos used in this website are the trademarks or logos of their respective owners.
  2. Links to other websites
    This website may contain links to other websites that are operated by third parties. The NIVN hosted by Barnardo’s does not accept any liability over the content of these third party sites. The existence of these links does not constitute an endorsement of such websites, and your linking to these sites is at your own risk.
  3. Content accuracy
    Whilst all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of content, no responsibility can be taken for any error or omission.
  4. Photographs
    The photographs of children used in this site are models and do not portray actual events.
  5. Your use of
    (a) is to be used for your personal use only and use of for commercial purposes or to obtain financial gain are strictly prohibited without Barnardo’s prior written consent.
    (b) may not be used to send chain letters, junk mail, “spam”, solicitations or bulk communications of any kind unless the recipient has given specific permissions to be included in such a list.
    (c) You may not post to any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, threatening, racially or sexually or otherwise discriminatory, offensive, inaccurate, in breach of confidence or a third party’s intellectual property rights or which otherwise includes objectionable material of any kind or nature, that encourages or engages in conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, national or international law or regulation or which has a disruptive influence on the normal flow of a message board. You must not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious. If you feel that any of the terms and conditions have been broken by users, please email the Board manager. There are Rules of Use which govern activity on the message boards, and you must adhere to these at all times. These Terms and Conditions underwrite the Rules of Use.
    (d) You must not use in a way that might reasonably be expected to cause the same to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or which could in any way damage the operation of another’s computer.
  6. Intellectual Property
    (a) Barnardo’s may have restrictions on copyright of, and other intellectual property rights, in and its contents. “Rights” means copyright, database rights, trade marks, design rights and other intellectual and proprietary rights of whatever nature, anywhere in the world. You acknowledge that (i) Barnardo’s is protected by these Rights; (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, these Terms and Conditions and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such Rights.
    (b) You may view, print, download or store extracts from for your personal, non-commercial reference without alteration, addition or deletion. You may not otherwise copy, replicate, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material or content without prior consent.
  7. Limitation of liability
    The NIVN does not guarantee that access to this website will be uninterrupted, that this website will be free from viruses or that this website cannot be tampered with by third parties. This website and the information are provided on an ‘as is’ basis, with no warranties of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, any warranties or any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Use of this website and the information is entirely at the user’s sole risk. In no event will NIVN be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to this website. Your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with this website and/or information is to stop using the site and the information.

The National Independent Network is hosted by Barnardo’s.  Barnardo’s is a registered charity (Registered in England No. 216250. Registered in Scotland No SC037605) and a company limited by guarantee (61625 England).

The registered office is:

Tanners Lane

VAT number: 507477337