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When children face a crisis we are with them step-by-step, for as long as it takes, making small changes that make a big difference.

Right now, in Britain today, there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. Alone in the world. These are the children and young people we work with.

We listen. We support. We act. We help make small changes that make a big difference.

There are no simple answers - often it is complex - so we work with others to help tackle these problems.  Only together can we make a difference, not just to individual lives but to the lives of millions of children both now and in the future.

Because no child should feel alone.

Our supporters around the country fund our services and join our campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side.

Matthew Reed

Our Senior Leadership Team

Armed with the knowledge, experience and expertise of their fields, our Senior Leadership Team collectively drive our organisation forward

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Our trustees

Our trustee board is ultimately responsible for the governance of the organisation

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Our impact

We worked with over 13,000 vulnerable children and young people last year, while our campaign wins will bring change to more than 3 million

Our apology to historical abuse victims and survivors

We are committed to supporting the most vulnerable children and young people in society and as such, we will not tolerate abuse of any kind

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Our young trustees

Young trustees help us put children’s and young people’s voices at the centre of our work

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Our promise to our supporters

You help us fight child abuse and neglect, and change laws and opinions that affect the most vulnerable young people in this country. You are vitally important to our work.

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Our Area Directors

Our area directors manage our services for children and families across three regions

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Our Royal President

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO

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Our partnership with the Church

Our charity was founded in 1881 by a Sunday school teacher, and our partnership with the Church has been of central importance ever since

Jo Whiley

Our celebrity supporters

We are lucky to have the support of luminaries who give voice and visibility to our work.

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Our finances

We work hard to ensure the money we receive is used efficiently and effectively to support our programmes of work and to improve children's lives.

We worked with over 13,000 vulnerable children and young people last year, while our campaign wins will bring change to more than 3 million.