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Do you have any questions about our organisation? Have a look through some of the most frequently asked questions we get asked.

If you can't find what you're looking for or would like further information; please contact our our Supporter Care Team by emailing supportercare@savethechildren.org.uk or calling +44 (0)20 7012 6400 or- lines open 9-6, Monday to Friday.

Yes, we are a registered charity in England & Wales (No. 213890), Scotland (SC039570) and Isle of Man (No. 199).

You can read our latest 2021 annual report here.

If you’d like to see a summary, or more information on the report. It can be found here.

In 2021, our total expenditure was £236 million. £206 million (86%) was spent on charitable activities, with the remainder spent on support costs and fundraising activities. 

The charitable expenditure is broken down across each of these areas:

  • Emergencies: £65m
  • Education: £46m
  • Health: £31m
  • Livelihoods: £23m
  • Nutrition: £18m
  • Protection and rights: £10m
  • Advocacy and awareness: £10m

Full details can be found in our 2021 Annual Report.

We are identifying and implementing to minimise our direct greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing them by 50% by 2024 (based on 2019 baselines). Through:

  • Designing and implementing our operations and programmes in ways which aim to minimise their environmental impact. 
  • Minimising the environmental impact of our operations such as travel, energy consumption and resource use.
  • Taking into consideration the environmental impact of goods and services procured; and working with our 
    suppliers to minimise the environmental impact of our supply chains including contractors.

You can find out more on our environmental policies here.

We are working towards playing a full role in decolonising development, reflecting on what this means and how we should be rethinking our practises to truly make an impact for children across the world.

We aim to create an inclusive work environment where staff can be themselves. It allows us to be innovative in our thinking and in the way we work to support and empower the most vulnerable to have a voice and build for the future.

We have a responsibility to defend children everywhere – as well as our staff, volunteers and the people we work with – against bias, discrimination and harassment.

We have been investing in improvements to our workplace culture for some years and, in 2020, we produced our first Diversity and Inclusion Strategy - Free to Be Me. It incorporates learning from the 2018 Shale review of our workplace culture, organisational reports from our BAME and LGBT+ Allies staff networks, and staff feedback.

Our Diversity & Inclusion strategy looks to achieve a more equitable and inclusive workplace for everyone, and to support the work to empower communities and children.

You can read more about our Diversity & Inclusion strategy here.

Our mean gender pay gap as of 5 April 2021 was 7.61%.

You can find out more in our 2021-22 Diversity and Inclusion Report.

Our mean ethnicity pay gap as of 5 April 2021 was 3.50%.

You can find out more in our 2021-22 Diversity and Inclusion Report.

We are serious about being the best we can be for the world’s children. Securing the right people to deliver our ambitions is key to our strategy. One of the many ways we do that is through our reward structure. We commit to paying staff a fair salary that is competitive within the charity sector, proportionate to the complexity and responsibilities of each role, and in line with our charitable objectives.

We are accredited by the Living Wage Foundation and committed to three key principles for pay:

  • Equality/fairness.
  • Responsible financial management.
  • Market competitiveness in line with the wider charity sector.

We will pay all staff a living wage of at least £11.05 per hour in London and £9.90 per hour in the rest of the UK, as of 31 March 2022. 

You can find out more on our salary policies here.

We receive funding from a wide mix of organisations, institutions and individuals. Including the United Nations, UK government, European Union, Unilever, GSK, the Arsenal Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation amongst many more. 

More information on who our supporters are can be found in our 2021 Annual Report.

 

 

We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate people to join us in making a difference to the lives of children around the world.

Whatever role you take on, whatever your skills or specialism, whether you’re in our London based head office, one of our regional offices throughout the UK, or working in Emergency Response this is your chance to make a difference to the lives of children around the world.

You can find our current vacancies and more about working for Save the Children here.

Our Board of Trustees works closely with our executive directors to guide their decision-making on strategic issues and hold them to account for their leadership of the organisation.

A full list of our trustee's can be viewed here.

We take complaints very seriously and treat them as an opportunity to develop. This is why we're always very grateful to hear from people willing to take the time to help us improve.

We always thank people who contact us about their problems, concerns or worries.

Find out more on our complaint's procedures here.

Yes! You can call the friendly team on +44(0)20 7012 6841 or email media@savethechildren.org.uk.

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