Read about our services, campaigns and the people we help, and get the latest on policies affecting children and young people
Race and ethnicity in the media: why representation matters
Positive media representation around race and ethnicity is important for all children and young people. But why does it matter so much, and has it improved in the UK in recent years?
The latest events from the Children at the Table launch
Children and young people are facing more challenges. That’s why we’ve come together with Barnardo’s, The Children’s Society, the National Children’s Bureau and NSPCC to create the Children's Charities Coalition. Today, we are celebrating the launch of th
Charity Christmas baubles: Help change a child's life this season
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.
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.
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’.
Your charity gift could make a difference: Jess’ story
Jess is a young carer supported by Action for Children. Her story shows the difference your charity Christmas gift could make.
Child homelessness is at a record high in Scotland: Here’s how you can help
As of March 2023, youth homelessness was recorded to be at an all-time high in Scotland. Learn more about how we help alleviate the crisis, and how you can too.
Honouring the importance of discovery this International Youth Day
To celebrate International Youth Day and its theme 'Green Skills For Youth', we spoke to Jack Peedall - author of children's book "I Don't Know, Let's Find Out" to discuss the importance of curiosity and discovery.
How we support youth employability in Scotland
In honour of World Youth Skills Day this July, we spoke to Jordan McCart to spotlight how Action for Children are helping equip young people with the skills they need for employment. Jordan is the Programme Team Lead for our Glasgow Employability service
Giving more young people access to technology and education
Partnered with Dell Technologies, Action for Children is ensuring that children and young people can fully participate in education by working to close the digital divide.
How poverty affects children’s mental health
We look at the effects of poverty and what Action for Children is doing to reduce its effects in 2023.
My drive to improve care standards remains the same throughout my career
Kate Isham, our Operational Director within residential care, shares her career journey and the opportunities she's had along the way.
Why short breaks services are so important for children with disabilities
Short breaks services provide young people with disabilities with the fun and enriching experiences that every child deserves. They’re a vital lifeline for the wellbeing of the entire family
What are the effects of youth homelessness?
The effects of homelessness are different for every young person who experiences it. What they go through can have a lasting impact on their life and wellbeing.
Is youth mental health getting better or worse?
There's growing concern about the mental health of children and young people in the UK. But is it really getting worse, and what are the factors affecting it?
What are the main causes of youth homelessness in the UK?
Young people often experience homelessness because it’s safer to leave than to stay where they are – a choice no young person should have to make.
Supporting LGBTQ+ young people: Charlie’s story
As Action for Children marks LGBTQ+ History Month, celebrating how far we’ve come, we must also shine a light on young people of all identities today