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10 charity Christmas cards for the festive season
Looking for the perfect charity Christmas card? Choose one that supports vulnerable children in the UK.
Charlotte Church surprise vocal coach for Young Carers Aloud choir
This year, singer-songwriter Charlotte Church has joined Action for Children as a new vocal coach for the Young Carers Aloud choir. Together, they'll be giving the "performance of their lives" at our Starry Night Gala.
Why become a charity Secret Santa in 2023
This year, vulnerable children in the UK need a Secret Santa more than ever
Introducing Young Carers Aloud choir, as seen on This Morning
Young Carers Aloud is a Christmas choir made up of young carers who have been supported by Action for Children and Charlotte Church.
TV star Billie Shepherd designs Christmas bauble to support Action for Children this year
TV personality Billie Shepherd has teamed up with Action for Children this year to design a beautiful, limited-edition charity Christmas bauble. And you won’t want to wait to get your hands on one.
Celebrities supporting Action for Children this Christmas
Our celebrity supporters never fail to amaze us with their commitment to Action for Children. Their support helps us continue to reach vulnerable families and children around the UK. And this is particularly felt at Christmas.
Why children must be at the heart of the next Government
The next UK general election must be held in the next 14 months. That's why, earlier this year, Action for Children joined with four of the UK's leading children's charities to speak together with one voice.
Why we're urging the government to raise benefits
Charities are coming together to warn the government that benefits must rise as normal in the Spring.
Charity Christmas baubles: Help change a child's life this season
Want to buy a charity Christmas bauble? Deck the halls with your very own Action for Children bauble and you could help vulnerable children and young people feel the magic of Christmas.
4 ways we're supporting children and young people in care
We work with 40,000 children in care and care-experienced young people every year
How Ella's Kitchen are supporting vulnerable little ones this Christmas
We're delighted to announce Ella’s Kitchen will be supporting our Secret Santa campaign this Christmas.
“I didn’t always grow up in a happy home, but all children should”
Fatima Whitbread discusses her childhood growing up in care
4 ways to donate to charity this Christmas
Give back to vulnerable children and families this Christmas
A week in the life of a Service Coordinator
Tina takes us on a tour of her busy week, from arranging care pathways to crafting ‘worry catchers’.
Starry Night gala: Everything you need to know
Action for Children's inaugural Starry Night gala will be held on Thursday 30 November at Battersea Arts Centre.
New Ofsted research: Evidence the early help system isn't working
More families need help from children's services, yet further evidence published this week shows that local authorities are struggling to provide it.
The 2023 John Lewis Christmas advert supports Action for Children
Like the rest of the UK, we have been excitedly awaiting the release of the John Lewis & Partners 2023 Christmas advert. But our feature in the 2022 ad, and their continued support this year, makes this time even more sentimental.
Our winter crisis fund is a lifeline for families across the UK
Families across the UK are struggling. Our winter crisis fund means Action for Children can be there for them when no one else is. So, what is our winter crisis fund and how does it help vulnerable families at Christmas?