For every £1 we spend, 86p goes directly towards helping children and families

Our staff have already seen an increase in families being impacted by the cost of living crisis, struggling to afford the essentials like heating, food and clothing.

Millions of vulnerable children across the UK face poverty and hardship. Many will need our help in 2024.

A small donation each month could make a big difference to children facing poverty in 2024. Please give what you can afford and help us be a vital lifeline when they need us the most.

All Worked Out

Our latest report shows that millions of children could be trapped in poverty because their parents face at least one significant barrier to work, or extra work, such as the high cost of childcare or parents caring for disabled children. Despite the government's claims, for these families, work is not not a route out of poverty.

Read our report: All Worked Out (February 2023)

Make a difference in 2024

Donating a small amount every month by direct debit helps us give vulnerable children the stability they need. Our regular supporters help us carry out long-term work and keep vital projects running. A small monthly donation could make a very big difference to a child who needs our help.

Poverty stats from 2022 23 UK poverty stats update - 4.3 million children in the UK are living in poverty, that is 3 in 20 children in the UK

Figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (2022). Households below average income: for financial years ending 1995 to 2021.

More about our work

We protect and support children and young people. We do this by providing practical and emotional care and support. We make sure their voices are heard. And we campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

Today, we run 447 services in local communities across the UK, in schools and online.

In our nurseries and children's centres, staff make sure children get the best start in life. Our foster, adoptive and modern residential services find children and young people safe and loving homes.

We step in to protect children from neglect and abuse and help those who care for others or are at risk of homelessness. Innovative projects like The Blues Programme give young people the help they need to look after their mental health.

We're also here for parents, through projects like Parent Talk, our online support service.

We’ve been helping children for more than 150 years. In 2021/22 we helped 671,275 children, young people and families. This was only possible with your support.

  • Since 1869 we’ve helped more than two million children and young people.
  • 111,800: the number of people reached with mental health support in 2021/22.
  • 469,900: the number of people reached by our online parenting advice service, Parent Talk, in 2021/22.

Your donations help us to support vulnerable children, young people and their families in the UK.

86p of every £1 will go towards helping children, young people and their families. Your support is so important right now because levels of financial hardship, abuse and neglect have been rising. We’ve seen a huge surge in demand for our services. Your donations help us to run these essential services, which give vulnerable children and families a vital lifeline.

We make sure that every penny you donate goes where it will have the greatest impact on children’s lives.

* Figure based on audited 2020/21 charity accounts that exclude subsidiary companies like commercial nurseries.

For every £1 we spend, 86p goes directly towards helping children and families