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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
Barnardos works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.
We work with around 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year running over 1,000 services across the UK. Our work is vital and no more so than now.
Covid-19 has created a storm of acute need for the vulnerable children and their families we help. As fundraising events have been cancelled and our 700 retail shops have had to close, we have already lost a third of our monthly income. We are working flat out to ensure that we continue to provide essential support to those children and families. We're tackling the impact Covid-19 has had on those most vulnerable and all our services are striving to provide as much support as possible to those that need us most.
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 lobby the government regularly using our original research based on the direct work we do with children and young people.
We raise awareness of the issues affecting vulnerable children whilst demonstrating how Barnardos, with your help, transforms the lives of these vulnerable children.
Bliss exists to ensure that all babies born too soon, too small or too sick in the UK have the best possible chance of survival and of reaching their full potential. They work in a number of areas including: improving family centred care, Bliss nurses, resarch and support services (helpline, website, nurses, volunteer network)
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train c.6000 professionals, helping them to better understand the needs of grieving families.
CLIC Sargent 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.
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.
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 One True 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 30 more than years, Make-A-Wish has transformed the lives of more than 11,000 desperately ill children by granting their One True Wish. 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 One True Wish to be an American Police officer for the day.
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.
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.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
We have over 40 service centres which offer a combination of services to children, families and professionals. We support parents and families in caring for their children and provide therapeutic assistance to help children move on from abuse.
The NSPCC helpline and ChildLine provide help and support to thousands of adults, children and families. Year on year, the number of calls and online contacts is increasing and helping to protect more children.
Our helpline counsellors are there 24 hours a day, ready to help parents, adults and people working with children do whatever they can to protect them.
Everyone who comes into contact with children plays an important part in keeping them safe. We train and support a large number of individuals and organisations so that they have the right skills and effective procedures in place to better protect children.
Our Information Service can help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects. And, its free. To find out how we can help you with your child protection questions and research, call 0808 800 5000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an enquiry.
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.
Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. We support families, professionals and services, including children's hospices. Our work helps to ensure that children can get the best possible care, wherever and whenever they need it.
From the moment of diagnosis, for whatever life holds, we help to ensure that families make the most of their precious time together.
There are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition that may require palliative care services. We are there for every single one of these children, and their families, so they know where to go for help and are aware of the support available to them. With the right kind of information, it can become easier to access care and support, as well as practical and emotional help for the whole family when it's needed most. We help families get this information so they know what to expect at different stages throughout their journey.
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.
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 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.