Action for Children

Action for Children's vision is of a world where all children and young people have a sense of belonging and are loved and valued. A world where they can break through injustice and deprivation and fulfil their potential. Our operational mission is to support and speak out for vulnerable children and their families. We challenge injustice and empower children to overcome the barriers that hold them back. We believe in early intervention, supporting families as soon as problems come up.
Feb 6, 2014

Byte Night 2013 has raised over 1,000,000!

Byte Night is now the leading charity event for individuals and teams from the IT, technology and innovation sector. Last year, we raised over £1,000,000 thanks to hundreds of people who chose to sleep out for a night or chip in to help sponsored fundraising.  

Congratulations and a huge thank you to all our sleepers and supporters involved in Byte Night 2013. You helped us make this year’s event a record breaking Byte Night with over 1400 sleepers from the IT and Business Industry sleeping-out to raise funds to prevent youth homelessness. Your dedication and fundraising efforts have helped us raise over £1,000,000 so far and the donations continue to flood in!

Thanks to your support Action for Children has helped thousands more young people to build better lives by providing essential support, accommodation, education and training.

 Save the date - Please save Friday 3rd October in your diaries and join us for Byte Night 2014. Sign up to sleep-out in 2014.

Jan 23, 2014

Ever thought about becoming a Foster Carer?

Many dream of doing something life changing but often they doubt that they can do it.  This January, Action for Children would like to encourage people to come forward and talk to us about changing their career and becoming a foster carer.

One foster carer said: ‘Action for Children make an extra effort to get to know their foster carers which in turn gives them the understanding of each carer’s needs.  I would not want to work with any other fostering agency.  They are the perfect team.’

Previous surveys have shown that:

  • When comparing fostering with their previous career, 85% stated they are more satisfied or much more satisfied, with 77% stating they would recommend fostering to others.
  • Where they had fostered with other providers (predominately local authorities or trusts), the support provided scored highly compared to their previous provider. 61% said it was ‘much better’ and 19% said it was ‘better’.

Do you have the following or know someone who has:

  • a spare bedroom
  • plenty of time
  • energy
  • a commitment to be there for as long as it takes

Action for Children will support you every step of the way by offering 24-hour helpline, training, generous fees and breaks.

You can: 

Have any questions about fostering?

For a free information pack or more information on fostering:

Jan 23, 2014

Want to compete in RideLondon this year?

Taking place on Sunday 10 August 2014, this years exciting cycling challenge starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 100 mile route then heads out into Surrey's stunning country roads and hills (including Leith and Box Hill), before returning to London to finish on The Mall, in front of the iconic Buckingham Palace.

All those taking part must complete the course in under nine hours, as the elite race, including many of the Olympic greats, will be hot on your wheels. 

Action for Children have given Dell a number of exclusive places for this years event, so if you would like to sign up please contact Nicola Bogle on

If you would like to apply for your own place, the ballot opened on Monday 12th August 2013 and will close when 80,000 applications have been received. So we recommend applying online as soon as possible via the organiser's website:

If you are one of the lucky ones to be awarded a place, then we would be delighted if you choose to join our team. There's no minimum sponsorship and all you have to do to sign up is email Nicola Bogle on

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