Trusted for over a century, we are working towards a country where all children are free from disadvantage.


Black and White photograph of Edward Rudolf from 1888

Our founder, Edward Rudolf, in the late 1800s

Our extensive network of frontline services and army of volunteers work to tackle child poverty and neglect. Together we help families trapped in debt, support young carers and runaways and stop sexual exploitation. 

We fight for change based on the experiences of every child we help and the solid evidence we gather. Through our ambitious campaigns and determination we expose injustice and address hard truths to change attitudes, challenge misconceptions and influence policy. 

Today, as always, we are ambitious for all children.

We are determined, through our campaigning, commitment and care, to give every child the greatest possible chance in life.