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.

Our Families Connect programme has been developed in response to feedback from parents and offers support in three key areas: literacy and language development, numeracy and emotional development.

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

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

Journey of Hope, devised by Save the Children US after Hurricane Katrina, helps children, parents and carers understand and cope with trauma and challenging life circumstances.

Delivered by trained mental health professionals, the sessions cover positive ways to understand and discuss feelings and help children build coping strategies and stronger support networks.

How we're helping Gemma

Gemma, 4 with her mum Amelia

 

Gemma, age 4, and her Mum Amelia are learning together through play at a Save the Children Families Connect session in Manchester.

The programme delivered in UK schools saw a boost in Gemma’s early communication skills.

"The sessions meant Gemma and I can now talk about her feelings through stories, giving me an insight into what she's thinking, " explained Amelia.

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