Action for Children

Action for Children

Action for Children is here to make sure any child who needs our help gets our help – whatever their background and wherever they are in the UK.

Our team of 5,000 staff and 2,000 volunteers provide practical local services for children, proven to work. We’re across the UK, likely to be working very close to where you are.

Since 1869 (almost 150 years) we’ve been working on ever more effective ways to help change children’s lives for the better. Whether through fostering, adoption, residential care or short breaks for disabled children, to running local children’s centres, nurseries, family support and youth services.

370,000 children and families benefitted from our services in the past year. Today, state funding for children’s services is in severe decline which is why we urgently need greater public support. We also need to earn this support, which is why we always show where money is being spent and the difference we make.

By working together, we will succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children.