Read about our services, campaigns and the people we help, and get the latest on policies affecting children and young people
Highlighting our Employability Service: Aaron’s Story
Our Employability Service aims to provide support to young people who are furthest removed from the employment market. We spoke to 20-year-old Aaron to tell us about his journey from being homeless to working at the Starry Night gala
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.
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.
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.
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
What is the extent of youth homelessness in the UK?
There are over 120,000 homeless children and young people in the UK. Who are they? Find out more