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We fight child poverty and tackle neglect head on.

Our frontline services:  We run quality services that draw on clear evidence and good practice that are being replicated across the country. We work locally where we can make the greatest possible change for disadvantaged children.

Campaigning for change: We are growing our ambitious programme of campaigning to champion change at a national and local level. We have a strong track record of challenging misconceptions, and changing attitudes and practice. We do this by uncovering desperate situations, exposing injustice and addressing hard truths.

Fundraising and our supporters: We are growing our income to generate crucial funds to change the lives of more disadvantaged children. We are strengthening and growing our crucial supporter base and strategic alliances, including new church and community partnerships. We are growing our army of volunteers and staff dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged children.

Matthew Reed

Our Senior Leadership Team

Armed with the knowledge, experience and expertise of their fields, our Senior Leadership Team collectively drive our organisation forward.

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Our impact

We worked with over 34,000 vulnerable children through our direct services in 2014/15, while policy changes we influenced bring life-changing support to more than 1.8 million children and young people.

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Our promise to our supporters

You help us fight child abuse and neglect, and change laws and opinions that affect the most vulnerable young people in this country. You are vitally important to our work.

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Our trustees

Our trustee board is ultimately responsible for the governance of the organisation.

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Our partnership with the Church

Our charity was founded in 1881 by a Sunday school teacher, and our partnership with the Church has been of central importance ever since.

Jo Whiley

Our celebrity supporters

We are lucky to have the support of luminaries who give voice and visibility to our work.

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Our finances

We work hard to ensure the money we receive is used efficiently and effectively to support our programmes of work and to improve children's lives.

We worked with over 34,000 vulnerable children and young people last year, while our campaign wins will bring life-changing support to more than 1.8 million