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Help transform the lives of vulnerable children - support our charity and our direct practice on child sexual exploitation.

We defend, safeguard and protect the childhood of all children and young people throughout the UK through our network of services.

You can browse our areas of work lower on the page.

You can also use our interactive map to find where our services are in your area, or visit our regional pages:

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Our work to tackle child sexual exploitation

We support children and young people intensively to cope with the trauma of sexual exploitation. Our specialist staff spot the warning signs and make this exploitation stop.

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Young refugees and migrants

War, persecution and torture force many children to flee to this country

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Missing from home services

Our services support children and young people who go missing from home or care, or are at risk of doing so.

Advocacy services

We ensure that children in care or in the child protection system have a say in important decisions that are made about their lives.

Children affected by adult substance misuse

We are leading the way in developing programmes to identify and support children living in families where parents are affected by drugs or alcohol misuse.

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Young people experiencing mental health problems

We run services around the country for young people who are desperately in need of mental health support. Services include therapeutic support, befriending, counselling or advice.

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Post adoption and care service

Our service is an 'Access to Records' service, sharing records with those who were either adopted or in the care of our homes (which we no longer run)

Young carers

No child should be robbed of their childhood, left to cope alone caring for sick family members and unable to plan for their future
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Participation

Participation means creating and promoting positive opportunities for children of all ages and abilities to get actively involved in all areas of our work.

We worked with over 18,000 vulnerable children and young people last year, while our campaign wins will bring life-changing support to more than 5.6 million

Do you have a safeguarding concern?

If you think a child could be in immediate danger contact the police at once on 999