We believe that every child and young person in the country deserves a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.

Our mission is to protect and support children and young people:

  • Providing practical and emotional care and support.
  • Ensuring their voices are heard.
  • Campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.
We have three key ambitions for children, and these drive all of our work:
  1. The best start in life
    We provide support during the all-important early years, to improve children’s life chances.
  1. A safe and stable home
    We help more children and young people to feel part of a loving, supportive family.
  1. Good mental health and a chance to thrive
    We help children and young people build the mental resilience they need to cope with life’s many pressures.
Our impact

We work to create safe and happy childhoods for vulnerable children in the UK. We have been doing this for over 154 years.

Last year, we reached over 765,900 children, young people and families.

We deliver our services through more than 445 local services, as well as in schools and online.

A gift in your will could transform a child’s life

Last year 24% of our total fundraised income came from legacies. Imagine that. You could keep a child safe. Make sure they’re healthy and happy. And help them to achieve incredible things.

For vulnerable children in the UK we’re family. And you can be, too. Now and for generations to come.

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