Action for Children

Doing what's right, doing what's needed, doing what works

Registered Charity Number: 1097940, SC038092
Watford, Hertfordshire

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How Action for Children works: from before they are born until they are into their twenties,

we help disadvantaged children across the UK. We do it through practical services and

programmes that are proven to work.


We help children through fostering or adoption. We intervene early to stop neglect and abuse.

We make life better for children with disabilities. We influence policy and advocate for change.

Our 7,000 staff and volunteers run over 600 services, from family centres to intensive support

services, youth work to residential care homes. Together, we make a difference to the lives of

390,000 babies, children, teenagers, parents and carers every year.


From our origins running children’s homes, we have spent over a century working on the

front line, developing services that set a lead for others to follow. We work in partnership with

other charities, local authorities and health services, and are supported by a broad range of

donors, campaigners, experts and specialists.


Our work depends on public support. We earn it by showing how every single thing we do

makes a difference. We will succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing

what works for children.

Contact Us

Action for Children 3 The Boulevard
Ascot Road

WD18 8AG

Phone: 0300 123 2112

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

March 2017 March 2016
Total Income £159,830,000 £160,884,000
Total Expenditure £156,841,000 £157,144,000

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