United Kingdom

We've been working with children in the UK since the 1920s. Today, we continue to tackle child poverty here at home through a range of programmes and campaigns. We want to ensure that every child, whatever their background, has the chance to fulfil their potential.


Families and Schools Together - Ahlam at a FAST session Families and Schools Together (FAST)

Families and Schools Together (FAST) is an award-winning programme that supports parents to improve children's learning and development at home, so they can reach their full potential at school.

Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! - Michelle and her childrenEat, Sleep, Learn, Play!

Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! provides families on low incomes with household essentials, like a child's bed, a family cooker or educational books and toys. We've helped more than 40,000 children so far.

Born to Read - Alysha reads with SorayaBorn to Read

Our partnership with Beanstalk is giving poorer children in England the reading skills they need for a better future. Born to Read will provide 8,000 reading helpers for 23,000 pupils in deprived parts of the country.

UK emergencies - flooding affected Bryony and Elsa's homeUK Emergencies

We aim to ensure the needs of children are met before, during and after emergencies in the UK. We also work to increase the resilience of children and families and ensure that their voices are heard.


Read on. Get on. Read On. Get On.

Too many of our poorest children leave primary school unable to read well. Read On. Get On. aims to end this scandal by getting everyone - parents, schools, companies and politicians - to play their part in making sure every child in the UK is a confident reader by 11. 


Volunteer with Save the Children Volunteer

Help a young child improve their reading skills, volunteer in a charity shop, or support us in other rewarding ways.

Donate to our UK workDonate

Support our UK work and make a big difference to the lives of children.


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Last updated: January 2016.