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1.3 million young people have slept rough or in an unsafe place in the last year.

They may be running away from abuse, arguments or crime. Through no fault of their own they find themselves on the streets, homeless and alone. No child should have to sleep in a public toilet, park bench or in the freezing cold because they don’t feel safe at home.

Action for Children provides emergency overnight accommodation, medical care, warm meals and a safe place to sleep. We can only provide these vital services with your support.

Will you give £5 a month to help?

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It got to the point where I couldn't live at home anymore. I was struggling to cope so I turned to self-harm as a release.
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Grainne Youth Ambassador for Action for Children
Grainne Young Ambassador

"Life was rough I lost all connections with my mum and my relationship deteriorated with my family. It got to the point where I couldn’t live at home anymore. I was struggling to cope so I turned to self-harm as a release. Instead of the pain and the hurt I was feeling inside it was taking it out like a cry for help.

You don't think things like that can happen to you but it can happen to anybody.

I was referred to Action for Children four years ago and without their support I wouldn't be the person I am today. I had an amazing support worker who helped me with my mental health and coping mechanisms."

Please, act now and make sure all young people are given the future they deserve.

£3 a month could pay for a young person to have a hot meal

£5 a month could pay for emergency overnight support for a young person living on the street

£10 could help provide a bath, three emergency meals, laundry, personal items and emergency medication for a young person living on the street

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How Action for Children works: from before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK. We help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. Our 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 600 services, improving the lives of 390,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year.