Action for Children
We work closely with children and families to spot problems early, and offer extra help when it’s needed. We do this in many ways – from childcare to mental health programmes and parenting support
We’re working to improve life for children in the UK. Here’s how
Our vision is that every child and young person has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.
We put children at the heart of everything we do. That includes our mission and values. They’re our blueprint for the way we work.
We protect and support children and young people. We do this by providing practical and emotional care and support. We make sure their voices are heard. And we campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives.
- We’re passionate about all children having a safe and happy childhood.
- We’re ambitious for children and young people.
- We collaborate internally and externally with other organisations to get the best outcomes for children.
- We’re inclusive, and strive to ensure that all children are included.
Our areas of work
We take action in three ways.
Intervention. Anyone can get trapped in poverty, abuse or violence. When we spot problems, we take action early. We step in to help children, young people and families before things get worse.
Prevention. We give young people the support they need to grow up safe and happy. Projects like The Blues Programme teach important life skills and help to build resilience. It’s simple and it works.
Advocacy. Children don’t have a say in many things that affect their lives. We listen to what they want. We take their concerns to the government. And we campaign for better support and resources.