Read about our services, campaigns and the people we help, and get the latest on policies affecting children and young people
Lydia Bright: 'Fostering made me the person I am today'
TV personality Lydia Bright spent her childhood as part of a fostering family. She tells us how fostering made an impact in her life and why she chooses to support Action for Children
Why Army veteran Steve is flying the flag for dads
Superdad Steve tells us about how he got into volunteering and the importance of men in early years
Five of the most creative ways to Boycott your Bed (+ help vulnerable kids!)
We’re shining a spotlight on some of the wonderful supporters who are giving up their beds for the night on Friday, 9 July, in aid of vulnerable children across the UK. How could you Boycott your Bed?
Photo gallery: Children’s drawing challenge
In honour of our 'Boycott Your Bed' challenge, we asked children to wow us with their creativity drawing their dream sleeping spots and they didn’t disappoint
It’s time to walk the walk on early help
We’re still waiting for children to suffer harm before giving them the help they need. To change that, the Care Review needs to get it right on early help, argues Joe Lane, Action for Children’s Head of Policy & Research
How we delivered disability and family support in Wales during the pandemic
Judith Kirkby, Children's Services Manager, reflects on a turbulent year for the disability and family support services she manages across South East Wales
Want to help vulnerable children? Boycott your Bed!
On Friday 9 July, we’re challenging you to raise money by spending the night in the most unusual place you can think of
Child poverty will weigh down on levelling up
"The high and increasing level of child poverty is incompatible with giving all children the best start in life."
How Action for Children and Royal Mail delivered better youth mental health across the UK
Action for Children and Royal Mail have worked in partnership to raise awareness of the need for better mental health support for children and young people
How our Scotland residential services continued to deliver quality care to young people during a pandemic
As lockdown begins to ease, we reflect on how our Scotland residential services overcame the challenges of the pandemic
"I think daddy's going to kill my mummy": Helping children recover from domestic abuse trauma
Carol* was trapped in an abusive relationship for over a decade, all of which her six children witnessed. Her eldest daughter was left severely traumatised and twice attempted suicide. Thankfully, Action for Children reached out and has supported the family to work through their ongoing feelings of shame.
How trailblazing volunteer Denise is helping us better serve disabled children
When Denise, who has a disability, approached Action for Children about her wish to volunteer, it was the start of an extraordinary story that would make an impact right across the UK
The Andrea Leadsom review: A fresh direction for the early years?
Action for Children welcomes new vision paper for the first 1,001 days of life, while calling for action to turn vision into reality.
One year into the pandemic: The impact you’ve made
It’s been a year since the UK went into lockdown. We share four true stories of the impact we’ve been able to make, thanks to your support
Famous faces share their #OneWishForChildhood
To mark the one-year anniversary of lockdown, stars including Liam Gallagher have highlighted how the pandemic has impacted children across the UK by sharing their #OneWishForChildhood
How to help end childhood crisis in the UK
Find out how you can help give children a safe and happy childhood by joining our campaign
Supporting children through mental health struggles
A year into the pandemic, we're seeing demand for children's mental health support skyrocket. Find out what Action for Children is doing to help
The Domestic Abuse Bill: Helping reduce harmful impact on children
Specialist support for children can reduce the impact of domestic abuse on their lives. It can improve children’s safety and their health outcomes
Supporting vulnerable families during lockdown: Rachel’s story
Rachel’s children were born with complex health conditions. She shares the difficulties her family have faced during lockdown and how Action for Children have supported her