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Our values

Who we are

We are Save the Children, the leading independent children’s organisation. We believe that every child is full of potential, and work to help them have a fair chance in life, changing the future for good.


In more than 100 countries around the world, including the UK, we help children stay safe, healthy and learning, and change the future for good. We lead the way on tackling big problems like pneumonia, hunger and protecting children in war, while making sure each child’s unique needs are cared for. We find new ways to reach children who need us most, no matter where they’re growing up.

For a century, we’ve stood up for children and made sure their voices are heard. We wrote the treaty that sets out the rights of every child, and we’ve been upholding them every day since.


We hold children’s rights at the heart of everything we do, amplifying young voices and challenging ourselves and others to listen

We prioritise the most deprived and marginalised children

We fight for large scale and lasting change for children

We are committed to moving power, resource and accountability to where change happens, closer to children


By 2030, no child will die from preventable causes before their fifth birthday

By 2030, all children will learn from a quality, basic education

Be Protected
By 2030, violence against children will no longer be tolerated

Our code of conduct

This Code of Conduct aims to provide clear guidance on what we expect of each other, as well as define conduct that will always be unacceptable

Safeguarding children

Save the Children believes all children have a right to protection from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect. Our staff must always respect children, listen to them and protect them from harm.
Save the Children's Child Friendly Space in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement, northern Uganda.

Save the Children's Child Friendly Space in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement, northern Uganda.

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