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Action for Children

Action for Children aims to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable children and young people. We support children and young people as well as their families. We are running 650 services across the UK and tackle issues such as child neglect and abuse.

Contacts details

Address:Stoke Methodist Church
Devonport Road
Telephone number: 01752 560206
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We offer a wide range of services to help:

  • children in care
  • disabled children
  • young people

How we can help

Children's Centres 

We offer a range of placement types and specialise in helping children and young people who have encountered severe disruption or emotional trauma

We are able to offer a wide range of assessments, support packages, training and counselling services. We find caring adoptive families for children of all ethnic backgrounds and ages, disabled children, sibling groups and older children

Family-based short breaks

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Offering a range of packages from day placements through to 52-week care

Residential care
Range of residential short breaks and residential permanent homes for those unable to live with their families and who need a supportive home leaving care and edge of care support

Leaving care and edge of care support

Our services across the UK are aimed at:

  • Increasing the number of young people into education, employment or training
  • Reducing the number of entrants in the criminal justice system
  • Supporting young people affected by substance misuse
  • Reducing the number of teenage pregnancies
  • Encouraging young people to engage through positive activities
  • Supporting young people to improve their health and wellbeing.
Based: Nationally based
  • 0 to 1 years old
  • 1 to 2 years old
  • 2 to 3 years old
  • 3 to 4 years old
  • 4 to 5 years old
  • 5 to 11 years old
  • 12 to 16 years old
  • Physical disabilities

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