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. In 2015 we helped 20,000 children through our education programmes and our work to give families the basics they need.


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. The early years of life

Many children fall behind before they even get to school. That's why we're asking the government to invest in children’s futures by delivering world-class childcare.


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.