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Because when you change a childhood, you change a life

Life is difficult for too many children and young people. You're helping to change that.

We help children and young people feel safer, happier, healthier and more hopeful, by directly supporting them and their families with specialist services across the UK, raising awareness and campaigning to change the way the system works for the better.

We've been changing childhoods and changing lives for over 150 years, and we'll be here for as long as we're needed thanks to people like you.

How your donation helps children

How your money helps

Of every £1 we spend

For every pound we spend (excluding retail costs) approximately:

  • 94p goes on working with the children and young people who need it most
  • Less than 1p goes on investment management costs
  • And the remaining amount - just over 5p - on raising the next £1

For full details of how we're funded look at our latest annual report.

Other ways to donate

Find out about other ways to donate to us and help vulnerable children.