Action for Children is here to make sure any child who needs help gets help – whatever their background and wherever they are in the UK.
From before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK and Northern Ireland. We really are at the heart of communities with nearly 30 services across the Northern Ireland, improving the lives of 6,000 children, teenagers, parents and young carers every year. We succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children.
The children, young people and families we support face the most difficult problems in life. Some have mental health, drug or alcohol problems. Others are teenage parents. Many have fallen behind at school or have been excluded. Some were neglected as children, and many are at risk of homelessness. All have had significant challenges to face.
We help disadvantaged children and families in lots of ways:
By supporting families in crisis – families or children who are in hardship, need a hand in a crisis or need help to rebuild their lives
By creating safe and loving homes for children who can’t live with their birth families
By providing practical and emotional support to young people facing severe difficulties, such as mental health issues, homelessness or domestic violence
By acting early to stop children being neglected or abused
By supporting Young Carers who care for a sick or disabled family member