Read about our services, campaigns and the people we help, and get the latest on policies affecting children and young people
How we delivered disability and family support in Wales during the pandemic
Judith Kirkby, Children's Services Manager, reflects on a turbulent year for the disability and family support services she manages across South East Wales
Want to help vulnerable children? Boycott your Bed!
On Friday 9 July, we’re challenging you to raise money by spending the night in the most unusual place you can think of
Child poverty will weigh down on levelling up
"The high and increasing level of child poverty is incompatible with giving all children the best start in life."
Where is child poverty increasing in the UK?
The End Child Poverty Coalition has recently published local child poverty data, showing the scale of problem across the UK
How Action for Children and Royal Mail delivered better youth mental health across the UK
Action for Children and Royal Mail have worked in partnership to raise awareness of the need for better mental health support for children and young people
How our Scotland residential services continued to deliver quality care to young people during a pandemic
As lockdown begins to ease, we reflect on how our Scotland residential services overcame the challenges of the pandemic
"I think daddy's going to kill my mummy": Helping children recover from domestic abuse trauma
Carol* was trapped in an abusive relationship for over a decade, all of which her six children witnessed. Her eldest daughter was left severely traumatised and twice attempted suicide. Thankfully, Action for Children reached out and has supported the family to work through their ongoing feelings of shame.
How trailblazing volunteer Denise is helping us better serve disabled children
When Denise, who has a disability, approached Action for Children about her wish to volunteer, it was the start of an extraordinary story that would make an impact right across the UK
The Andrea Leadsom review: A fresh direction for the early years?
Action for Children welcomes new vision paper for the first 1,001 days of life, while calling for action to turn vision into reality.
One year into the pandemic: The impact you’ve made
It’s been a year since the UK went into lockdown. We share four true stories of the impact we’ve been able to make, thanks to your support
Famous faces share their #OneWishForChildhood
To mark the one-year anniversary of lockdown, stars including Liam Gallagher have highlighted how the pandemic has impacted children across the UK by sharing their #OneWishForChildhood
How to help end childhood crisis in the UK
Find out how you can help give children a safe and happy childhood by joining our campaign
Supporting children through mental health struggles
A year into the pandemic, we're seeing demand for children's mental health support skyrocket. Find out what Action for Children is doing to help
The Domestic Abuse Bill: Helping reduce harmful impact on children
Specialist support for children can reduce the impact of domestic abuse on their lives. It can improve children’s safety and their health outcomes
Supporting vulnerable families during lockdown: Rachel’s story
Rachel’s children were born with complex health conditions. She shares the difficulties her family have faced during lockdown and how Action for Children have supported her
Seven ways to make your online fundraising page stand out and increase donations
Taking part in a challenge for Action for Children? Here are some easy ways to make your fundraising page stand out and boost your fundraising
Five reasons why the universal credit decision will hurt families
We explain how taking more than £500 in the next financial year from low income families will hurt families with children
Three ways we’re helping tackle the digital divide
With millions of children barred from classrooms by covid over the past year, there’s a growing digital divide between those whose families have resources for home learning and those that don’t. Find out what Action for Children is doing to help
In their own words: The pandemic-struck families at risk of being plunged deeper into poverty
Kate and her family are among the hundreds of thousands who have found themselves having to claim Universal Credit for the first time ever