For safe and happy childhoods\r\n\r\nWe protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.\r\n\r\nOur vision is that every child and young person in the UK has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive. We do this by working closely with children and their families, from before they\u2019re born until their twenties.\r\n\r\nOur work is split into three main areas:\r\n\r\nBest start in life\r\n\r\nWe know how important the early years are - and we\u2019re here to help. From parenting advice to education and early intervention, we focus on improving children\u2019s life chances.\r\n\r\nGood mental health\r\n\r\nEveryone has ups and downs in life. Our mental and emotional well-being experts work with families and schools to make sure children and parents feel able to cope with challenges when they arise.\r\n\r\nA safe and loving home\r\n\r\nWe make sure more children feel part of a family that cares for them. We find homes for those without, protect children who have been abused or neglected, and help ensure young carers don\u2019t miss out on a childhood.\r\n\r\nOur work changes lives\r\n\r\nWe\u2019ve been doing this for 150 years. In that time, we\u2019ve seen a lot of hardship - but we\u2019ve also seen what a huge difference the right support can make. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and their families across the UK.\r\n\r\nBe by their side with a gift in your will; last year 25% of our total fundraised income came from legacies.