1. Join us to change the world for children

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1. Our Strategy 2016 - 2020

A society that has children at heart is a better society for everyoneRead more

2. Our history

Children England has been supporting children's charities since 1942Read more

2. The benefits of membership

Membership: our collective powerRead more

2017 General Election

Much needs to change for children. Like you, we want politicians to stop ignoring society’s youngest citizens and address the big issues that shape their childhood.Read more

4. Our cumulative impact

How Children England's work influences national policy debateRead more

5. Memorandum and Articles of Association

Children England's governing documentsRead more

A Children Act Funding Formula

Children England's submission to the Treasury budget consultation, September 2017Read more

A Guide to Social Investment

Social investment in children and young people services: An introduction for providersRead more

A report from Game Changer - young people in care conference

Reflections on a great youth participation event from Children England's Policy and Campaigns ManagerRead more


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At What Cost? The 30 hours 'free' childcare promise in London

This 4in10 report highlights concerns that underfunding of the 30 hours 'free' childcare scheme means eligible families in London will miss out places and could impact on the quality of provision.Read more


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Beneath the Threshold

Voluntary sector perspectives on child safeguarding in LondonRead more

Berkshire Youth

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Briefing: EU Withdrawal Bill at Report Stage in the Lords

Joint briefing by children's charities ensuring that cross-border mechanisms are in place to safeguard childrenRead more

Briefing: The impact of Brexit on children

Key policy recommendations for the new governmentRead more

Bromley Y

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Carefree Kids

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Caritas Care

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CCS Adoption

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Childhood First

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Children and Social Work Act 2017

A summary of the Children and Social Work Act, which became law in 2017, and relevant briefings.Read more

Children and Social Work Bill 2016

Children England analysis and briefing on the Children and Social Work Bill 2016Read more

Children at Heart

A society that has children at heart is a better society for everyone. Join our call to put children at heart in decision-making.Read more

Children England Training Brochure

Children England's 2016 brochure of training available to organisations working with children and families.Read more

Children England Training Price List (2016)

An up to date list of prices for the training Children England can offerRead more

Children in Charge

Imagining systemic reform and redesign in care commissioning for childrenRead more

Children's Voices at Heart in London

A write-up of our event exploring how we can connect and amplify children's voices in decision-making across LondonRead more

Civil Society Strategy: Children England submission

Our submission to the government's consultationRead more

Commissioning Activists network

A members-only network for professionals who have an interest in the commissioning of children’s services. We use it to help each other engage better with the commissioning process and to challenge bad commissioning practice.Read more

Commissioning: A Better Way?

The impact of commissioning on the children and families voluntary sectorRead more

Consultation response: Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision

Children England's response to the government's green paper consultation 2018Read more

Correcting a history of market failure (2014)

Residential Child Care: The 21st Century ChallengeRead more

Creating a sustainable voluntary sector

We collaborate with the public and voluntary sectors to nurture sustainable, people-centred services and communitiesRead more

Daniel's Den

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Don't take child protection for granted

Our briefing on government plans to cut off council funding for child protection and other essential children's servicesRead more

Doorstep Library

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Early Break

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England's Children: the manifesto

Our democratically created members' manifesto, outlining their priorities for children in the run up to the 2015 General Election and beyond.Read more

England's Children: the manifesto demands

35 individual priorities to change children's lives for the better, from Children England's members.Read more

Family Action

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FOP Friends

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Funding List

A quarterly guide to funding opportunities for organisations working with children, young people and families. Available to members only.Read more

Funding List Spring 2018

Children England's quarterly round up of funding for organisations working with children, young people and families. For members only.Read more

Funding List Summer 2017

Children England's quarterly round up of funding for organisations working with children, young people and families. For members only.Read more

Funding List Winter 2018-19

Children England's quarterly round up of funding for organisations working with children, young people and families. For members only.Read more


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Governing for Children

A guide to governance for the children, young people and families voluntary and community sector. For members only.Read more

Grants for Good

The campaign to protect and promote government grant-making to the voluntary sectorRead more


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Home Start Leeds

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How Health and Wellbeing Boards can help tackle child health inequalities

A review by 4in10 of London boroughs' health and wellbeing strategiesRead more

Improve your practice

Working with children and families? Have a look at a selection of our resources that can help you and your organisation.Read more

Invest in Childcare, Invest in London

4in10's call for London's leadership to invest in childcare in order to address inequality for children and families.Read more

JAGS Foundation

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Job adverts and recruitment

We are not currently recruiting.Read more

Keeping children at heart

We develop campaigns and initiatives that strive to put children at the heart of societyRead more


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Listen to my voice

A toolkit and guide to consulting with children and young people, in particular those facing challenges to engagement through special educational needs and/or disabilities. Created for Stoke on Trent.Read more

London Diversity & Inclusion Strategy: Children England consultation response

Children England and the 4in10 London Child Poverty Network gathered the views of children and young people for contribution to the Mayor's Diversity & Inclusion StrategyRead more