Every child should grow up safe and happy. We offer support to help them thrive – and step in to help when times get tough
We work to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the UK. We do this by building solid foundations and spotting problems early.
This means parenting classes, nurseries and children’s centres. It’s providing breaks for young carers, and extra help for disabled children. It’s supporting young people at risk of homelessness.
We bring mental health workshops to schools. We’re there for parents who need advice. We find foster homes for children in need of a loving family. And we campaign for lasting change.
We're a vital lifeline for children and families.
We’ve been helping children for more than 150 years. Today, we have 426 services across the UK, in local communities, in schools and online.
In 2022/23, we helped 765,905 children, young people and families. This included 539,842 parents via our online service, Parent Talk, including 6,869 one-to-one conversations.
This was only possible with your support.
We measure our impact every year. Here are some of the ways we're changing lives of children, young people and families.
Last year, we helped over 88,689 young people with their mental health and wellbeing
A total of 18,000 young people have benefitted from The Blues Programme.
- 71% of young people indicated an increase in their self esteem.
- 89% of young people would give the Blues a 4 or 5 Star rating.
We have more than 418 foster carers across the UK
Our dedicated foster carers make sure more than 350 children and young people have a safe and loving home every year.
We supported more than 102,000 children and families in our children’s centres in 2022
This includes programmes to help parents bond with their children, support on health and nutrition, and help for those who have suffered domestic abuse.