Last year we reached more than 23,000 children through our children's centres and programmes

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

You can browse our areas of work and children's centres lower on the page. You can also use our interactive map to find where our programmes and children's centres are in your area.

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.

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children

We support children from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families, as well as refugee and new migrant families.

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Young carers

We support the more than 166,000 young carers across the country.

Young refugees

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

Disabled children

Exclusion, ignorance and disrespect mean that many disabled children are allowed little control over their own lives.

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Children at risk on the streets

We support children when they run away from home or care, often finding themselves vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Children in trouble with the law

Exposed to terrors like bullying, violence and deprivation, it's not surprising that some children are driven to crime.

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Children's centres

We run children’s centres throughout England that support the needs of children under five and their parents or carers.


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

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The Children's Society in the West Midlands

Our hub in the West Midlands provides a wide range of services to to young people in the area

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The Children’s Society in Greater Manchester

Our hub in Greater Manchester provides a wide range of services to to young people in the area.

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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)

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Intergenerational work

Through our intergenerational work we aim to improve younger and older people's experiences of living together in their community.

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Supporting families

Helping children feel safe, happy and protected is often about working with the family too.

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Pot of Gold and Over the Rainbow

Pot of Gold and Over the Rainbow, two related initiatives, are ways we involve children and young people in influencing budgetary decision-making and recipients of funding have the opportunity to share their work and show the difference it has made.



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

We worked with more than 23,000 children at risk last year. Your donations make this support possible.