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At Aberlour, we are there for children, young people and families across Scotland, helping transform lives for the better. We can support you through challenges like:
living with a disability
growing up in and leaving care
the impact of drugs and alcohol
We are committed to getting it right for our children by tailoring our services to help each child, young person and family achieve your own personal goals.
Giving children the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do.
Every child should have a safe and happy childhood.
At Action for Children, we protect and support vulnerable children and young people across the UK. We work in 476 local community services, as well as in schools and online, and campaign for lasting change. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children, young people and families.
In our nurseries and children’s centres, staff make sure children get the best start in life. Our foster, adoption and modern residential services find children safe and loving homes.
We protect those who have been abused or neglected and help children who care for others or find themselves homeless. And innovative new projects like the Blues Programme give young people the help they need to look after their mental and emotional well-being.
We’ve been helping children and young people for 150 years. But we can only continue our work with your support.
There are hundreds of thousands of children in the UK whose lives are devastated by disease and disability.
It's too many. Far too many. Research can put a stop to this.
For more than 60 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent disease that have benefited millions of people in the UK and across the world. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.
But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can't do it without you. Medical research for children is underfunded in the UK. For every project Action funds there's another one we have to turn away – simply because of a lack of funds.
Join our fight for little lives today and help save and change children's lives.
Autism NI supports individuals and their families, and campaigns to raise awareness of Autism. A local charity, we provide life-changing services for the 30,000 people affected by Autism throughout Northern Ireland.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how individuals communicate, their interaction with others, ways of thinking and how they ‘make sense’ of the world around them.
One in forty children in Northern Ireland are diagnosed with Autism and we reply on your help to improve the lives of those affected by this hidden disability.
Our Autism NI Helpline receives over 3,000 calls each year, our and Family Support team co-ordinates work with over 6,000 families, offering information and advice, and early intervention services to those with a child with Autism.
To find out more go to www.autismni.org
Barnardo’s works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.
We support over 380,000 children, young people and their families every year, across nearly 800 vital services, across the whole of the UK.
We help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation. We provide support for young people in care – and we don’t forget about them when they leave the care system. We give children caring for a loved one the help and support they deserve. And that’s not all. Our specialist workers support families through domestic abuse, mental health problems and much more.
The scale of what we do may be big and complex, but our aim is simple – to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through.
Every Barnardo's service is different, but each believes in the potential in every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.
We raise awareness of the issues affecting vulnerable children whilst demonstrating how Barnardo’s, with your help, transforms the lives of these vulnerable children.
Bliss exists to give every baby born premature or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life.
We champion their right to receive the best care by supporting families, campaigning for change and supporting professionals, and enabling life-changing research.
Bliss was founded in 1979 by a group of concerned parents who discovered that no hospital had all the equipment nor the trained staff it needed to safely care for premature and sick babies.
Determined to do something, these volunteers formed a charity to give vulnerable babies the care they deserve. 40 years later Bliss has grown into the leading UK charity for the 100,000 babies born needing neonatal care every year.
As Northern Ireland’s leading children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children understands the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis and its treatment has on the whole family, and that beyond the essential medical care, there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt.
From the point of diagnosis our team of Cancer Support Specialists is here to help, guide and support families at home, in their community, and at our therapeutic short break and residential centre in Newcastle, Co. Down. Our support is focused not just on the young person, but on the whole family. Our aim is to empower, connect and strengthen them, so they feel equipped to deal with whatever the future may hold.
Cancer Fund for Children is also here to help bereaved families cope with the emotional pain of losing a child to cancer. We also support children and young people whose parent has been diagnosed with cancer through our Young Shoulders Programme.
Hope stops when you become homeless.
Last year, over 122,000 young people, aged 16-25, approached their local council because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness. Many of whom have suffered violence, abuse, and neglect in their young lives and have never been given the opportunity to thrive.
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, supporting over 14,000 young people every year. Our first objective has always been to provide a safe and secure place to call home for vulnerable young people. But Centrepoint's support extends far beyond a bed.
Our in-house team of health professionals provide much needed and specialist mental and physical health support. Once ready, young people are encouraged to access Centrepoint’s education and employment programmes; helping them to look forward to their futures. This holistic approach has resulted in 94% of young people who leave Centrepoint moving on positively.
Since 1969, we have transformed the lives of over 150,000 young people. At Centrepoint, we can be a turning point for young people. With your support, we can continue to give thousands of homeless young people across the country a second chance. Become a payroll giver today and help Centrepoint’s mission to end youth homelessness by 2037, so that we can end homelessness for the next generation.
Chestnut Tree House is the only childrens hospice in East and West Sussex and cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-limiting conditions from Sussex and South East Hampshire.
•Assessment, advice and information for children and young adults with life limiting or life threatening conditions 24 hours per day.
•Specialist short breaks, emergency and end of life care provided at Chestnut Tree House 24 hours per day.
•Support for the entire family following diagnosis through the whole disease process by the multidisciplinary team at Chestnut Tree House
•Bereavement support which includes befriending, counselling and spiritual care
•Support and advice on the transition from paediatric palliative care services to adult services
At Chestnut Tree House our goal has been to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each childs life, however short it may be.
Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone impacted by the death of a child of any age.
Child Bereavement UK provides training to professionals in health and social care, education, the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.
Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives, when a child grieves or when a child dies.
Our mission is to ensure the accessibility of high-quality child bereavement support and information to all families and professionals by increasing our reach and plugging the gaps that exist in bereavement support and training across the country.
We work to deliver immediate and lasting improvement to the lives of children worldwide.
The childrens society fights child poverty and neglect, and help all children have a better chance in life.
Our frontline services: We run quality services that draw on clear evidence and good practice that are being replicated across the country. We work locally where we can make the greatest possible change for disadvantaged children.
Campaigning for change: We are growing our ambitious programme of campaigning to champion change at a national and local level. We have a strong track record of challenging misconceptions, and changing attitudes and practice. We do this by uncovering desperate situations, exposing injustice and addressing hard truths.
We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
We are an innovative charity, exploring ways dogs can help people and communities overcome specific challenges and transform lives.
-We train assistance dogs to support adults and children with a range of disabilities, and children with autism
-We place specially trained community dogs in schools and communities, helping both adults and children overcome specific challenges
-We run PAWS family dog workshops which provide support and advice to parents of children with autism to explore the difference a pet dog could make to their family
We see time and time again the incredible things which can happen when you bring people and dogs together.
Every day, 619 children and young people from across the UK arrive at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, doctors and nurses battle the most complex illnesses, and the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs. And every day is a chance for you to make a difference.
By supporting GOSH Charity, you’ll help to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Your Payroll Giving donation will help fund the hospital’s most urgent needs, including state-of-the-art medical technology; pioneering research into new treatments and cures; patient and family support services; and child-focused environments that help children feel safe and calm.
Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.
We’re Hope and Homes for Children. Since 1994, we’ve inspired the UN, EU and local and national governments worldwide, from Romania to Rwanda, to close the doors of orphanages forever. In their place, we fight to keep families together, to reunite them, and to create new ones – always working with children, for children.
Hope for Children is an international charity that passionately believes every child has the right to a happy, healthy and positive childhood.
Almost half of the world's children are vulnerable and living in poverty. We are changing this by making a safe and fulfilling childhood a reality for more of the world's children.
We are improving their access to education and healthcare, empowering their families to support themselves whilst developing their confidence and self-esteem. Most importantly we are giving them hope.
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death. Working with the NHS we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.
When a child is fighting a life-threatening condition, it has a huge impact on them and their whole family. The children Make-A-Wish support are often enduring things most of us could never imagine. They’re going through gruelling treatment, endless medical appointments and spending time in hospital away from their home, friends and family. A far cry from the childhood they should be enjoying.
Granting their wish provides seriously ill children with hope for the future, strength to cope and resilience to fight their condition. They’re given quality time away from the daily realities of living with their condition and have the chance to make magical memories they can treasure forever – whatever their future may hold.
Over more than 30 years, Make-A-Wish has transformed the lives of more than 11,000 desperately ill children by granting their wishes. By giving a regular donation you can help grant these life-changing wishes. Thank you.
Ethan, 6, is living with a complex heart condition. When he turned to Make-A-Wish, funds donated by people like you helped to grant his wish to be an American police officer for the day. You can watch Ethan’s wish coming true here.
Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation powered by the belief that a better world is possible. Supported by our European Headquarters in Edinburgh, we work in over 40 of the most fragile countries around the world, saving and transforming lives.
Mercy Corps is dedicated to helping people facing the toughest challenges survive and move toward a stronger, more resilient future.
We understand that communities are the best agents of their own change, so we aim to empower people by connecting them to the resources they need to build better, stronger lives.
Through close collaboration with community members and a wide variety of local organisations, we put bold solutions into action and help people triumph over adversity.
From natural disasters to manmade conflicts and from famines to disease outbreaks, our team members and supporters are united by a desire to alleviate suffering and empower people to live safely, with dignity.
Donate today to help people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within, now, and for years to come.
Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert care to more than 280 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.
The National Deaf Children's Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
We have offices in London, Birmingham, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow.
Deaf Child Worldwide is our international development wing. It's the only UK-based international development agency dedicated to enabling deaf children to overcome poverty and isolation.
We’re the UK’s leading children’s charity. We’ve been looking out for children for over 130 years- and we couldn’t do it without you.
Around 90% of our funding comes from our supporters, helping us reach children across the UK through Childline, the UK’s confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people.
Over the past months, as costs of living have risen, families have been under pressure. We know, from calls to Childline, that children are worried too.
Together, we can make sure that Childline counsellors are there to listen and help children through this crisis. Please donate today- and help us be here for children by donating through your pay.
Registered Charity No. England and Wales (216401), Scotland (SC037717) and Jersey (384)
Place2Be is the UK’s leading school-based children’s mental health charity and with your support we can ensure that no child experiences mental health problems alone.
Plan International UK is a children's charity that's been around for 80 years. We strive to advance children's rights and equality for girls all over the world.
We recognise the power and potential of every single child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. We encourage and help children take an active role in finding solutions to their problems and realising their rights and their full potential.
93,000 children in 50 countries are sponsored through Plan International UK.
When you sponsor a child with Plan International UK, you're not just helping one child - you're making improvements that benefit everyone in their community and beyond. Projects include building schools, digging wells, training teachers and providing vaccinations. Sponsorship educates an entire community, it improves medical infrastructure, it provides water and sanitation and ensures that a community is prepared for disaster, should an emergency happen.
Project Youth Cancer supports teenagers and young adults with cancer, throughout their treatment and beyond.
Our teenage years are unique to every other stage of our lives. It’s the bridge between childhood and adulthood. At a time when these young people are tasting independence and looking forward to adult life, a cancer diagnosis is its most cruel.
Around 2,300 young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. Imagine being a teenager or young adult and having to juggle the unique challenges that this time brings – on top of dealing with a cancer diagnosis and the huge impact of treatment.
The far-reaching impact of cancer does not end when treatment ends. The impact of a cancer diagnosis can continue for many years, especially with the impact on mental health. Project Youth Cancer pledges to be there to support teenagers and young adults with cancer, throughout their treatment and beyond.
The charity provides bespoke care for young people with cancer, which includes a new one-to-one counselling service for young patients, so they have somewhere to talk freely when they are protecting loved ones from the harsh reality of their illness and treatment. They may benefit from having some special holistic therapies as a treat or as a distraction which we offer as a charity. They may be eligible for scalp cooling, which is a process used during chemotherapy to prevent hair loss, which is now being made available to our age through our partnership with Paxman.
Like so many things in life, cancer care is not a one size fits all and as we evolve as an organisation, we are ensuring that young patients are treated as individuals and are treated as a whole – body and mind.
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides emotional and practical support for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. We support the whole family including parents, carers, the sick child, brothers, sisters and grandparents.
Rainbow Trust support is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Support is given from the moment of diagnosis to, in some cases, bereavement and beyond. We will support for as long as we are needed.
We believe families shouldn't have to cope on their own at their time of greatest need. Our vision is that one day, every family in England caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal condition will have access to our Family Support Workers.
Refuge is the largest specialist provider of gender-based violence services in the country supporting over 6,500 women and children on any given day. Refuge opened the world’s first refuge in 1971 in Chiswick, West London and 47 years later, provides: a national network of 46 refuges, community outreach programmes, child support services, and acts as independent advocates for those experiencing domestic, sexual, and gender-based violence. We also run specialist services for survivors of modern slavery, ‘honour’-based violence, and female genital mutilation. In partnership with Women’s Aid, Refuge provides the National Domestic Violence Helpline which receives hundreds of calls a day.
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK with Roald Dahl Nurses who provide support to children with serious illnesses, and their families. We believe every child should have the best possible healthcare.
The Royal Society for Blind Children believe in a better life for blind children.
We are on a mission to make sure every single blind child in England and Wales has the self-belief and skills to fulfil the potential we know they’ve got.
Make no mistake – helping blind children to believe they can achieve will take time and money. But we’ll do it from the ground up, working with our wonderful donors and volunteers to deliver the five things we believe will transform the life chances of every blind child in England and Wales:
1. Helping parents first: To change the future for blind children and young people we need to change how parents cope with their child’s diagnosis. RSBC’s Families First service can be on hand from the moment parents hear the news to offer practical advice and emotional support so parents understand sight loss, adapt and build the self-belief that their family can live beyond it.
2. Excellent and inclusive education: It’s our aim to make every moment of a blind student’s education experience a positive one: helping them to achieve their full potential and to develop socially. Through this they’ll have a springboard to make the most of the next chapter of their life. We’ll do this by growing Dorton College, our popular specialist further education college and building a mainstream education programme focussed on inclusivity and digital fluency that acts as a beacon for other schools in the UK.
3. Build friendships and character: We’re going to help children and young people build the kinds of friendships that help them grow as a person. Together, through our social groups, sport and well-being clubs, and creative programmes they’ll learn new skills, make friends and experience moments that will give them the confidence to take on life on life’s terms.
4. Getting young people job ready: To solve the high levels of unemployment and poverty among blind young people we’ll ensure that the young people we work with have the practical job skills and self-belief that they will need to get a job through our work skills services.
5. Harnessing technology: We firmly believe that every day and emerging technology has the power to solve many of the challenges that blind children and young people experience. We work with tech experts to develop and build technology solutions to address those challenges.
From Bangladesh to Birmingham, Glasgow to Gaza, every child is full of potential
Save the Children helped 17.4 million children through our work in 2014 in 120 countries including UK. We run world-class programs to save childrens lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future.
When disaster strikes, there is no time to lose. Our teams respond quickly and do whatever it takes to save childrens lives. In 2014 we responded to 97 emergencies in 54 countries - delivering life-saving food, water, healthcare, protection and education to over 5 million people.
Education has the power to transform childrens futures. We are helping millions of children go to school and improve their skills for a brighter tomorrow.
Living on the streets or in refugee camps, or shut away in institutions – wherever children are vulnerable, they need protection from abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Save the Children started in Britain in 1919 and started working with children here soon after. Today we continue, through our UK programmes and campaigning, to tackle child poverty here at home, so children, whatever their background, have the chance to fulfil their potential
A baby dies every nine days of cot death in Scotland and the majority of families will never know why their healthy baby has died, for no apparent reason. The Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only cot death charity in Scotland trying to find the answers through funding research.
The Scottish Cot Death Trust also provides a wide range of support for bereaved families and educates the public and professionals about cot death and how to reduce the risks. By supporting the Scottish Cot Death Trust you can help us make a difference.
SeeAbility is a UK charity supporting people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. Our highly trained staff, supported by SeeAbility rehabilitation specialists in visual impairment and speech and language specialists, work to develop the skills of the people we support, enabling them to make the choices they want and enjoy a fulfilling life with as much independence as possible
We share our expert knowledge proactively across the UK to raise awareness and increase access to eye care and vision services.
SeeAbility's Children in Focus Campaign is currently carrying out the most extensive research to date into sight testing for children in special schools in England, as part of our plans to transform eye care for children with disabilities.
You can find out more about our work at www.seeability.org and read our latest annual report at www.seeability.org/annualreport.
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of children and young people who are fostered to make foster care the very best it can be.
TinyLife is committed to providing a range of support services that meet the growing needs of families of premature and ill babies in Northern Ireland. TinyLife continues to support vital research to ensure that every pregnancy has the best chance of a healthy outcome and a healthy baby.
When a child’s life is expected to be short, there’s no time to waste. Together for Short Lives is the UK charity that is here to make sure the 99,000 seriously ill children and their families can make the most of every moment they have together – whether that’s for years, months or only hours. Many of these children have complex conditions and need specialist care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We stand alongside families, supporting them to make sure they get the vital care and help that they need
Tommy's funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to parents. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.
When a pregnancy fails or a baby dies, it causes devastation. Twenty three years ago, frustrated at the lack of research that meant they could rarely tell families why their babies were dying, two obstetricians in St Thomas' Hospital in London were inspired to start a campaign for more research into pregnancy problems.
Soon, their cause was taken up by others and a charity known as 'Tommy's' (after St Thomas' Hospital) was born.Maternal and fetal research image
That was 1992.
Today, we lead the way in maternal and fetal research in the UK.
UNICEF works for children around the world
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, works to build a better world for every child, every day, everywhere. UNICEF provides more children with clean water, life-saving therapeutic food and vaccines, education, and protection from violence than any other humanitarian organisation.
UNICEF works with families, local communities, organisations and governments in more than 190 countries to give every child the opportunities to shape a brighter future. In everything we do, the most vulnerable children and those in greatest need have priority.
When you set up a regular donation to Unicef UK you become part of our long-term work to create a safe and sustainable world where children can live, learn and grow.
Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.
We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.
We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.
We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.
We are working hard to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults.
YMCA is the largest and the oldest charity working with young people in the world. Across England there are 114 YMCAs. Each one is a thriving and active community. A community that is transforming lives.
We focus on young people and help them play an active and fulfilling role within their communities. We call this a youth minded community approach.
YMCA is an organisation based firmly on Christian values. We are not a church, in fact we include people from many different churches in our membership and also those who do not have a faith. However, we are inspired as a movement by the example of Jesus, particularly where he served the poor and in his unconditional love for people.
In our work we reject relationships built upon power and see young people and others as having real value and of equal status. We wish to include people in the YMCA regardless of their choices in life, to love them unconditionally and to serve the needs of the most vulnerable in society.
Young Lives vs Cancer is the UKs leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
•We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, and their families
•We give financial support including grants and benefits information to children and young people with cancer to help deal with the financial impact of cancer
•We provide free Home from Home accommodation close to specialist hospitals, so that families can be close to their children during treatment
•We offer free holidays and short breaks so that families can spend time together, with the support of our care professionals, away from the everyday challenges of childhood cancer
•We provide children, young people and families with a wide range of valuable information on childhood cancer and its impact
•We campaign and influence others to raise awareness of the needs of children and young people with cancer and to improve the support they receive.