Action for Children

Right now we are supporting children who can’t live with their birth families, helping families recover from the trauma of abuse, preventing children from the dangers of homelessness and offering a lifeline to families in poverty.

From before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help vulnerable children across the UK. We help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. Our 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 500 services, improving the lives of 301,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year.

Did you know...

We’ve been supporting children since 1869 when Methodist minister Thomas Bowman Stephenson set up the first “Children’s Home"

What makes Action for Children different

We are there for every child who needs us – we help children from before they are born until they are into their twenties

We spend 92p of every £1 on children and their families

We are helping in your local area in the UK – we have over 500 different projects and services throughout the UK

We’re helping over 301,000 children and young people

We demonstrate what we do and show how it works – evidence drives everything we do

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3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road
WD18 8AG

Contact Number

01923 361500