In schools

Only a small fraction of children’s learning takes place at school. We’ve helped nearly 30,000 children since 2010.

In the UK, children from lower income families are 50% less likely to do as well at school as their classmates.

For these families, increasing parents’ skills and confidence to support their child’s learning can reduce the impact of poverty on their child’s future.

Supporting parents

Our Families Connect programme has been developed in response to feedback from parents looking for more help to support their children’s learning. It offers support in three key areas: literacy and language development, numeracy and emotional development. You can find out more here.

Over the course of eight weeks, parents learn how to support their children’s education at home through a series of fun and engaging activities.

Reading volunteers

Save the Children worked in partnership with children’s literacy charity Beanstalk between 2013 and 2017. As a result of our partnership, Beanstalk now provides one-to-one literacy support to more children, in more schools, and has developed new ways to offer reading support.

We’ve helped children who struggle with their reading ability and confidence – 98% of children have an increase in confidence and 94% enjoy reading more than before they started reading with a volunteer. Help us to reach more children by volunteering now.

Recovering from traumatic events

Journey of Hope was devised by Save the Children in the US in response to Hurricane Katrina. Journey of Hope helps children, parents and carers to understand and cope with emotions caused by traumatic events and challenging life circumstances.

Delivered in schools by trained mental health professionals, the sessions cover positive ways of understanding and discussing feelings and help children to build coping strategies and stronger social support networks.

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