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UK Society Children

Action For Children

Supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK. actnforchildren


Monthly educational magazine offers readers pages, information about back and future issues, subscription details and competitions.

The Bytes Project

Aims to remove individual barriers to training and employment by assisting young people to overcome extreme, social and educational disadvantage. bytesproject


Nationwide helpline for children in crisis; also contains advice on a range of issues affecting children and presents games and video clips.

Children & Young People Now - CYP

News, analysis, and information for multi-agency professionals across children and youth services. Also includes a directory, resources, events, and details of the Children and Young People Now Awards.

Children 1st

Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children; outlines the society's aims and provides factsheets, information for parents and children and details of events.

Children and Young People Now Awards

Annual awards recognising excellence among professionals working with young people. Includes information on how to enter and on previous winners.

Children England

Membership organisation for the children, young people and families voluntary sector. childrenengland

Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI)

The regional umbrella organisation for the children's sector in Northern Ireland, formed to represent it and provide support services; with details of their training and facilities, and contacts.

Children in Scotland

National agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland. Presents research information plus details of current projects and available training.

Children in Wales

Umbrella organisation for those working with children and young people in Wales. Contains details of current consultations and strategy, with reports, local area information and policy library.

Children’s Research Centre

Draws upon a range of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches to evaluate whether and how children and young people can benefit from designing, implementing and sharing findings from their own research into areas that interest them.

The Children's Commissioner for England

Promotes the involvement of children and young people in decisions that affect their lives, supports services so they achieve their full potential, and works for their rights to be respected. ChildrensComm

Children's High Level Group

UK based charity founded by author J K Rowling, which aims to ensure that UN minimum standards for children are implemented across Europe. Contains information on initiatives and procedures, plus news and profiles of individual children helped.

The Children's Law Centre

Uses the law to promote, protect, and realise Children's Rights. Describes their role and services, with a section of background information. Based in Northern Ireland.

Children's Rights Alliance For England

Seeks the full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in England.


Supports vulnerable children, young people and families.

CSEF - Children's Safety Education Foundation

A charity committed to reducing the number of child victims through the provision of interactive safety education. Describes their programmes, with details of resources, new, and how to get involved.

Dr Agnes Nairn

A researcher, writer, consultant and speaker who investigates issues related to marketing, ethics and children.

The Dreadnought Centre

Provides a range of support programmes for children and young people aged 8-19 who are facing emotional or behavioural problems.

Embrace CVOC

National charity for child victims of crime, providing practical and emotional support to enable recovery. CVOCCharity

It's Not Your Fault

Advice on coping with parental separation.

Make a Wish Foundation UK

Charity which grants wishes to children and young people with life threatening illnesses. Includes stories of the latest wishes, information on how wishes are arranged and details of how to refer a child. Also contains information about volunteering and donating.

Make Some Noise

National charity that helps disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. makenoise

Make Space

Aims to develop a network of contemporary out of school clubs for 11 to 19 year olds. Features information on funding and current campaigns.

Missing Kids UK

Aims to highlight missing children in the UK, with information about how to help. missingpeople

National Children's Bureau

Charitable organisation that acts as an umbrella body for organisations working with children and young people in England and Northern Ireland. Contains an information library, publications list and extensive resource for professionals working with children.

Nurture Group Network

Offers support and training for professionals running nurture groups for children and teens. Includes publications, conference information and details for parents.

Parents and Abducted Children Together

Charity which lobbies for improvements in child protection policies and practice, particularly in safeguarding children from parental abduction.

Power Wood

Social enterprise which supports families with sometimes intense, hypersensitive and ‘super stimulatable’ able children and teenagers. powerwooduk


Founded in the 1870s to re-home orphaned and destitute children in Scotland; now offers a very wide range of services and support to children, young people, and adults with physical, social, mental or emotional difficulties. Describes their services, history, and how to help.


A charity working with marginalised and disadvantaged children and young people; includes a guide to their programmes and services, history, news, and contacts.


Online advice and help for teenagers.

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