What we do

We support hundreds of thousands of tamariki and whānau around the world by taking locally-led action in our communities. Underpinned by our experience of working on the front line, we also develop research, exchange practice, help in crises, and campaign for rights around the world.

We work in areas including:

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Child protection

Preventing and responding to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.

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Mental health

Supporting children, including those affected by trauma, with psychological support.

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Family care

Providing every child with the chance to grow up in a safe and caring family environment, or high-quality alternative care.

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Education

Ensuring that every child has the opportunity to learn and grow, no matter their background or circumstances.

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Justice and equality

Creating a world in which no child is left behind. 

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Emergency aid

Supporting children and families through crisis by delivering rapid-response, locally-targeted help for those in need.

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The power of
local leadership

By developing thriving and supportive communities in the very places we work and live, we are building truly sustainable change for children and families both today and tomorrow.

Leaders taking local action

How Stella is helping children to recover from conflict

How Stella is helping children to recover from conflict

How Rita is supporting street children in India

How Rita is supporting street children in India

How Lora is providing hope to refugee children in Greece

How Lora is providing hope to refugee children in Greece

Krishna fights abuse in Nepal

Krishna fights abuse in Nepal

Impact

From changing national laws through to delivering direct support where it matters, our local leaders around the world are making change happen that improves the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and families all around the globe.

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In focus

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Sexual violence affecting boys

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Kinship care

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Children on the move