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. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK. 


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Actor Jess Hynes: why I've joined the campaign for better childhoods

Things seem to be getting worse, not better, for children in the UK. But we can make a difference. 

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We work to make sure more children have the best start in life, good mental health, and safe and loving homes. Find out how your support helps us change lives.  

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Last year we helped 387,000 children, young people and families in the UK.

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