Action for Children

Charity Number: 1097940 (England), SC038092 (Scotland)

Sarah Allerton

0300 123 2112

3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road, Watford, WD18 8AG

For safe and happy childhoods

We 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.

Our 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’re born until their twenties.

Our work is split into three main areas:

Best start in life

We know how important the early years are – and we’re here to help. From parenting advice to education and early intervention, we focus on improving children’s life chances.

Good mental health

Everyone 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.

A safe and loving home

We 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’t miss out on a childhood.

Our work changes lives

We’ve been doing this for 150 years. In that time, we’ve seen a lot of hardship – but we’ve 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.

Be by their side with a gift in your will; last year 25% of our total fundraised income came from legacies.

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