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We are determined to give every child in this country the greatest possible chance in life. Because no child should feel alone.

BraveWe are brave, fighting injustice at every level, fearless in our determination to be listened to. We expose and directly address ‘hard truths’ and are determined to turn words swiftly into actions.

AmbitiousWe are ambitious for the lives of the children we work with. The pioneering work we do helps them and children across the country aspire to better lives.

SupportiveWe support children in their personal development and to build positive relationships. Together we enable children to reach their full potential and realise their ambitions.

TrustedWe have been trusted for over a century to deliver care where it is most needed. We maintain that trust by being dependable and consistent in our approach and by fighting for change based on hard evidence.

Find out more about our partnership with the Church and how our values reflect our Christian roots.

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Our vision and mission

We fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives. We are building a country where children are free from disadvantage.

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Theology, listening and our core values

Our vision and values are based on sessions listening to children (particularly those in the greatest need), our supporters, volunteers, church-goers and representatives of the Church of England and other supporting denominations.

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How our values reflect our Christian roots

While working in some of England's poorest neighbourhoods, Rudolf was inspired – as we are – by the practice of Jesus Christ, who taught that children and the poor are at the heart of the Kingdom of God.

We worked with 11,513 children and young people last year, while our policy changes will improve the lives of more than half a million children.