Children locked in poverty are living without the basics. They are missing out on meals, sharing beds with their siblingssleeping in bedrooms with damp walls, wearing clothes that don’t fit them. Its heartbreaking to know there are over 4 million children in the UK living like this. 

Even before this pandemic, vulnerable families were finding it hard to pay for essentials. Now many have lost their jobs and have been pushed deeper into crisis. 

Support our End Childhood Crisis campaign and you’ll help give vulnerable children a safe and happy childhood. Your donations will help us deliver life-changing support for thousands more children and families. 


 End Childhood Crisis


Since coronavirus struck we have supported over 10,000 children and young people with basic essentials.

 Thanks to the support of people like you, emergency funding has paid for:

Top 5 items bought through the emergency fund: Food – 29%, Books - 24%, Beds: 13%, Cookers and fridges – 9%, Laptops - 8%
  • Food
  • Books, toys and games
  • Home repairs, beds, carpets
  • Cookers and fridges
  • Laptops and devices for home learning
  • As well as household bills, clothing, bicycles, trampolines, toiletries and cleaning products **

**Food – 29%, Resources for learning and play – 24%, Home repairs/furnishings – 13%, Home appliances – 9%, Technology/devices for online home learning – 8%, Household bills – 6%, Clothing – 4%, Other items – 3%, Physical health (such as a bicycle or trampoline) – 3%, Cleaning and hygiene – 1%

We protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

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