N. Ireland

118k children live in poverty, over a quarter of the child populace. We're delivering schools programmes to make a direct impact.

We believe all children should have the same chances of succeeding in later life, regardless of their background.

We've been working in Northern Ireland for over 60 years, and we know that poverty is one of the main drivers impacting early learning and development.

How we're helping families

  • 118k children live in poverty, 27% of all children
  • Children from the poorest 20% of the population are already 17 months behind in early language development by the age of three.
  • By age five, 1 in 3 of these children do not have the expected language skills.

We directly help children get a better start by delivering programmes with children & families in schools.

Through our campaigning and influencing work, we have a positive impact on many more.

To ensure we make the biggest difference for Northern Irish children and across the UK, we'll work over the next three years to ensure:

  • Young children living in poverty experience a positive home learning environment & their parents are engaged in their learning
  • Children living in poverty have access to high-quality early years services that support their learning
  • Significantly fewer young children grow up in poverty and experience material deprivation.

Find out more

For more information about our work in Northern Ireland, please call us on 028 90 431123 or click the link below to send an email.

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