Action for Children became our new UK charity partner, after a UK-wide vote in February 2018. Action for Children is a truly inspiring charity that helps thousands of disadvantaged children across the UK.
Over the three-years of our partnership, we aim to work with Action for Children to build, safe, stable homes for more than 700 children and their foster families in the care system.
Our plan is to raise £1 million by 2020. These funds will help Action for Children to:
- Hire 6 specialist workers across the UK who will work directly with children transitioning from care into independent living.
- Digitalise a new advise booklet for children in care and a handbook for their foster parents. These tools will provide up to date information and help prevent placements from breaking down, ensuring children in care have the safe, stable and loving homes they deserve.
- Challenge policy to give young people an option to stay with their former foster carers when they turn 18, allowing them the opportunity to gradually transition into independence.