Read about our services, campaigns and the people we help, and get the latest on policies affecting children and young people
Representation Matters: Are LGBTQ+ young people seeing themselves represented in the media?
As Action for Children celebrates pride month, we want to shine a light on the importance of positive representation in the media for young people exploring their identities
Levelling up for 0-5s: the potential of baby and toddler groups
As the government develops its family hubs policy, we consider how it could achieve its levelling up objective of improving learning outcomes for 5-year-olds
My life as a young carer
Ever wondered what life is like for a young carer? Kirsty ,17, lets us take a peek into a week in her life as a young carer
How can we make the Care Review's Family Help teams work?
The Independent Review of Children's Social Care promises a radical reset of the system back towards early intervention. Senior Policy Advisor Sam Atwell explores how we can make these changes stick
Volunteering with children and young people: Your questions answered
Interested in volunteering with children? Want to make a difference in the lives of young people? Find out what you need to do to get started
The Blues Programme is making a difference in youth mental health
As we see mental health become a bigger worry for more and more children and young people, find out what Action for Children is doing to help
Want to help vulnerable children? Boycott your Bed!
On Friday 7 October, we’re challenging you to raise money by giving up your bed for one night
From short breaks to Britain's Got Talent: Helping Carmela shine
Growing up, Carmela loved her time attending an Action for Children short breaks service in Northampton. Now, this inspiring young woman is volunteering at the service that helped her so much and shining on the Britain's Got Talent stage
Early years, family hubs and levelling up
Action for Children's reaction to the government's recent announcements on family hubs and early years
Supporting child refugees: Helping Sheraf shine
Imagine being forced to leave home and everything familiar while just a child. For unaccompanied child migrants like Sheraf, an Action for Children Independent Visitor like Mark can be a lifeline
Your chance to help children’s stars shine
Find out how can help Action for Children unlock the potential in every child by joining our new campaign: Star in Every Child
What is the cost of living crisis?
The UK is facing a perfect storm of increasing prices, soaring bills and tax rises. We explain the likely impact and what can be done to protect the most vulnerable families
Young carers: who are they and why do they need support?
One in three young carers say their caring role makes them feel stressed. We make sure no one has to cope alone
These volunteers are making a difference in the lives of homeless youth
Heather and Kelvin volunteer as part of Action for Children’s work tackling youth homelessness. In a few short days, they make a huge difference to the lives of homeless young people
Early help is the best option for children and families. We need to protect it
Our new research finds that local authorities need more support to expand vital early help services and turn the tide against late intervention
How to support children and young people with their gender identity
At Action for Children, we want to make sure that young people of all identities feel supported. Find out how you can too
“We’d be lost without this help and support”: Natalia & Chloe’s story
Mum Natalia is one of the 30% of working parents on Universal Credit who told us they’ll be likely to skip meals this winter to make ends meet. Find out what we're doing to support
What is sensory play and why is it important?
Through sensory play, children use their senses to explore the world. Find out how we use sensory play to aid child development - and how to try it yourself
Supporting LGBT+ young people: Charlie’s story
As Action for Children marks LGBT+ History Month, celebrating how far we’ve come, we must also shine a light on young people of all identities today