For safe and happy childhoods

We protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 368,648 children and families across the UK.


Childhood during coronavirus

Our report shows a clear need for the government to improve financial support for low-income families following the coronavirus crisis.

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Free will offers

As a valued Action for Children supporter, you can have your will written for free.

You have the choice to write your will online. Or have a specialist phone or video call you.

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Parent Talk

Browse our articles on the most common parenting questions from our experts. Or talk one-to-one with a qualified parenting coach about anything that’s worrying you.

It’s all free, and no topic is too big, small, or embarrassing.

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Our impact 

We work to make sure more children have the best start in life, good mental health, and safe and stable homes. Find out how your support helps us change lives.  

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Darren Long

‘I'm proud of being a single male foster carer’: why more men should foster 

Darren talks about his recent experience of being a male carer and why more men should foster.

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In your area

Find services near you and how to get involved with Action for Children.

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Last year we helped 368,648 children, young people and families in the UK.

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