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We are determined to give every child in this country the greatest possible chance in life.

BraveWe are brave, fighting injustice at every level, fearless in our determination to be listened to. We expose and directly address ‘hard truths’ and are determined to turn words swiftly into actions.

AmbitiousWe are ambitious for the lives of the children we work with. The pioneering work we do helps them and children across the country aspire to better lives.

SupportiveWe support children in their personal development and to build positive relationships. Together we enable children to reach their full potential and realise their ambitions.

TrustedWe have been trusted for over a century to deliver care where it is most needed. We maintain that trust by being dependable and consistent in our approach and by fighting for change based on hard evidence

Find out more about our partnership with the Church and how our values reflect our Christian roots.

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Our vision and mission

We fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives. We are building a country where children are free from disadvantage.

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Our inclusive approach

Our single equality scheme sets out how we embed best practice, and provide more diverse and representative services to vulnerable children and young people across England.

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Diversity policy

We are committed to inclusion. We value the richness that each unique person brings to our work.

Environmental policy

We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment.

Theology, listening and our core values

Our vision and values are based on sessions listening to children (particularly those in the greatest need), our supporters, volunteers, church-goers and representatives of the Church of England and other supporting denominations.

How our values reflect our Christian roots

In the late 1800s, The Children’s Society grew out of the ministry of Christians like Edward Rudolf.

While working in some of England's poorest neighbourhoods, Rudolf was inspired – as we are – by the practice of Jesus Christ, who taught that children and the poor are at the heart of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 18.1-3, Luke 6.20).

We fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives.