How we make people’s lives better - now, tomorrow and everyday

Posted by Hannah Dobbin / Friday 23 May 2014 / Statistics Early intervention

Another year, another chance to show the difference we make. I want to share with you how over the past year, we’ve made life better for 300,000 people: children, young people, their parents and carers.

‘I feel proud of myself... I'm now able to support my family and my child.’
Iain, who completed our Youthbuild programme.

Our Impact Report tells our story and explains how we help and how we measure our positive impact on people’s lives. Data from all our services across the UK shows that:

  • In 71% of cases, relationships between children and their parents or carers improved and the risk of family breakdown reduced
  • In 70% of cases, the child or young person’s relationships improved, with people who were important to them
  • In 70% of cases, the child’s mental health or emotional wellbeing improved

We talk about our innovation and how we replicate what we know works best in helping children to live happy, healthy and safe lives.

‘My foster carers have always stood by me… I've learned how to be more independent, how to cook, how to work with money. They always gave me chances and never gave up.’
Nicky, in a foster care placement supported by Action for Children.

We share with you how we successfully deliver evidence-based programmes and services funded by social investment. We also talk about how we scale up new services based on the evidence of their impact.

‘I have a much better relationship with my son, I have taken control back and managed to hold down my job.’
Karen talking about one of our Intensive Family Support services.

Over the next year we will continue to innovate, campaign and involve children, young people and their parents and carers directly in our work.

You can find out more in our Impact Report 2014:


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