Our organisation

Save the Children is a global movement made up of national member organisations. Save the Children UK is the oldest and one of the biggest members. We raise funds for our global work and advocate for children internationally and in Britain.

Save the Children was founded in London in 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb and her sister, Dorothy Buxton. In the century since then, Save the Children organisations have been established in 29 nations around the world. Each of these members is part of the Save the Children Association.

Members lead on activities within their home territory and work with donors to develop programmes abroad, which are coordinated and delivered by a central body - Save the Children International - via teams on the ground in each country. Save the Children International also oversees humanitarian responses.

This structure enables Save the Children to use its resources efficiently and have the greatest possible impact for children around the world.

Globally, Save the Children’s workforce is made up of around 24,000 staff working in more than 120 countries, of which just over 16,000 are employed by Save the Children International (SCI), with around 8,000 staff employed by the 29 members of Save the Children.

As at December 2016, Save the Children UK had 1,148 members of staff, with 91% working in the UK and 9% working internationally to support SCI with humanitarian surge capacity and technical expertise.

As well as our staff, we have approximately 13,000 UK volunteers, who are a vital force behind our work. We also have 112 specialist staff members deployed internationally to provide emergency humanitarian capacity and technical support to overseas programmes.

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