Our UK Work

Helping children thrive regardless of their background

We work with families to narrow the gap between children living in poverty and their better off classmates. By focusing on early learning, we help make sure children across the UK realise their full potential.

Our work in the nations and regions

Julia, 4, at a FAST session and graduation at a primary school in West London, 13th June 2016


More than a quarter of England’s children live in poverty. Our programmes are helping to give children the best possible start in life.

3 year old Ellie-Mae with her dad Peter at a primary school  in Glasgow's East end as part of the FAST programme on October 23, 2013.


Nearly one in four children in Scotland are affected by poverty. Find out what we're doing to stop this.

Hannah-Lei, age 14 months, Cardiff. Adrian received a pushchair, a highchair and a toy-and-book pack for his daughter Hannah-Lie from Save the Children's Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! programme.


In Wales, almost one in three children lives in poverty. We’re there now, working hard to support their early learning – giving them a chance to thrive.

Families and Schools Together in Ballymurphy.  Mary and her son Caleb (3) going home from Nursery School.

Northern Ireland

We directly help children in Northern Ireland get a better start in life by delivering programmes with children and families in schools.

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