We help the country's most disadvantaged children. Here are some of their stories, told in their words.

Anisha's story

a young girl

Anisha looks after her mum. It's just the two of them, which means she does the cooking and the housework too. She fits all this around her school and her homework.

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Donna, project worker

Donna sees the effects of domestic abuse every day. Find out how she supports children who need it most.

Chris, aged 18

When Mum takes drugs, the consequences affect everyone. Find out what happened to Chris.

Sam, aged 14

Sometimes the hardest word to say is 'sorry'. Not everyone gets a second chance. Watch Sam's story.

Emma, aged 13

Emma is only little. Other children bully her at school. Find out who she turned to.

Ben, aged 14

Ben had his ribs broken by his step-mum. He told no one. It was easier to run away. He thought the streets would be safer. They weren't.

Sophie, aged 12

When stuff's bad in your life, it's good to have someone to talk to. Sophie talked to her mentor, instead of hitting out.

Natasha, aged 15

When parents fight and shout at each other, they forget that children listen.

Lee, aged 17

What do you think of when you hear the words 'gypsy', 'pikey' and 'scum'? A child? Lee is called these words every day.

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



Group of teen boys laughing

Our volunteers are vital to helping tackle the causes of poverty and neglect that harm children's lives