Keeping Children in Safe and Stable Homes

Keeping Children in Safe and Stable Homes

Too many children grow up with their lives overshadowed by abuse and neglect

We are concerned that opportunities to intervene early are being missed for thousands of children at risk of abuse or neglect. Vital family support services for problems like domestic violence provide help that can stop problems spiralling out of control, and prevent the need for statutory services later on. However, years of austerity and budget cuts mean that often, these essential support services are no longer available.


Our work on the ground through our services, policy and research

We support families at risk of neglect through community projects and services. We lobby governments, work collaboratively with stakeholders and commission research. We have heard from than 18,000 children, young people, parents and professionals.

But much more needs to happen. It is time for Government to take a lead and ensure that any child who needs help, gets help.  

Sometimes no-one believes you. No-one comes to your house to see what's going on. So no-one might know or can tell from the outside.
Chloe, young person

Policy latest

How many more missed chances before the Government acts on the funding gap?

Posted by Dan Breslin
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Government has missed another chance to address the funding crisis facing children's social care.

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This is about much more than missed inspections

Posted by Dan Breslin
Monday, January 22, 2018

Our new analysis shows how many children's centres are due inspections but it is about more than just Ofsted.

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Time to ask, just how worried are Minister's about the gap?

Posted by
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The gap between disadvantaged children and their peers just isn't closing quickly enough.

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