Read about our services, campaigns and the people we help, and get the latest on policies affecting children and young people
How Niaill is making a difference for young people in the North East
For almost two years, Niall has been working for Action for Children. During his time here, his career has seen many highlights. This You Can Care Week, we have shared his story.
Anne Marie's journey as an Action for Children apprentice
Anne Marie began her career at Action for Children as an Apprentice Administrator. Now a Local Campaigns Officer, we caught up with Anne Marie to learn how her experience in care helped her become the advocate she needed as a child.
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
‘Stable Homes, Built on Love’: one year on
Today marks one year since the government published their strategy to improve children’s social care in England. We look at what has been done so far, and what more needs to happen to improve children's social care.
“I didn’t always grow up in a happy home, but all children should”
Fatima Whitbread discusses her childhood growing up in care
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.
Building Happier Futures for care experienced children and young people
In 2022, we began a meaningful partnership with John Lewis & Partners to create the Building Happier Futures programme. The programme’s aim is to support John Lewis & Partners’ long-term commitment to helping children from care.
Shining a light on Lilian's story: Remember a charity with Action for Children
This Remember a Charity Week, we are spotlighting Lilian and the lasting impact she’s had on vulnerable children and families across the UK by leaving a gift in her will.
Four things you need to know about the UK care system
The recent BBC documentary ‘Joe Swash: Teens in Care’ shone a light on the importance of the care system. Here are four things you need to know about the current care system and the challenges that face it.
The government's social care review: children need action now
The government’s plans to create a children's social care system fit for the future is an important moment. But children and families in the system need help now, too
For children’s services funding, standing still is going backwards
What's the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on children's services budgets in England?
The John Lewis Christmas advert highlights the importance of children’s social care. Now we need to fix it
The government needs to invest and reform children’s social care
How can we make the Care Review's Family Help teams work?
The Care Review promises a radical reset. So, what’s next?
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
There's no place like home: Helping Rhys shine
After a tough start, Rhys is getting the childhood he deserves
To protect children, help their families
There’s no conflict between supporting families and protecting children. Head of Policy, Joe Lane, says the Care Review should push children’s social care to focus on the whole family
The Care Review: The starting pistol for a new era of care?
Today, Action for Children submits its final recommendations for how to improve the children’s social care system in England. Senior Policy Advisor Sam Atwell reflects on the legacy of the Care Review for the children and families we work with
Levelling up: 10 areas where children have been left behind
Action for Children’s Head of Policy & Research Joe Lane explains what levelling up means for children and revealing where children have fallen furthest behind
How volunteers can help children in care
The words of one young person inspired Nicki to volunteer at Action for Children and befriend children in care