Action for Children


* 1869 Pop up Shop England North

Our Vision

Action for Children is a national charity that supports and speaks out on behalf of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the heart of communities throughout the UK.  With more than 650 services we are where you live and work. We help transform the lives of thousands of children and young people each year and we’ve been doing so for over 140 years.

The children and young people we support face the most difficult problems in life. Some don’t have the basics, from the love and care of family to regular routines such as mealtimes or the guidance that all children need to grow to be healthy adults. Others have to overcome physical or emotional challenges that hold them back. We help these children to fulfill their potential by providing services to support their individual needs. We succeed in helping children and young people to overcome difficulties at an early stage to tackle problems before it’s too late.

By supporting Action for Children you inspire hope in the thousands of vulnerable children and young people we help.

Through our work and through speaking out, we seek to break the cycle of deprivation. We challenge injustice and empower children to overcome the obstacles in their lives that hold them back. We tailor our work to local circumstances, in partnership with children and young people, families, communities and local organisations.

We work with children and young people:

  • whose families need support
  • who cannot live with their birth families
  • who are disabled
  • who experience severe difficulties in their lives.

Our values

  • Ambitious
  • Passionate
  • Collaborative
  • Inclusive

General Interests

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* Pop-Up Shops- England South

Our Vision

Action for Children are about to embark on an exciting new ‘pop-up’ retail project and you could be part of it!
We are looking for volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds that can bring a variety of skills to our new venture.  By volunteering you will be helping us generate vital funds for our work with children, young people and families.

Volunteering Opportunities

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* Upper Nithsdale Family Service

Our Vision


Action for Children adhere to a vision of a world where all children and young people have a sense of belonging and are loved and valued; a world where they can fulfil their potential, shape their destiny and experience the joy of life.

Dumfries and Galloway Council, in partnership with Action for Children, has an ambition for the children of Scotland that they should be ambitious for themselves and be: confident; effective contributors; successful learners; and responsible citizens. 

Volunteer Opportunities

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