Helping and protecting children in Britain. Overview of charitable organizations - The Stratford Observer

Helping and protecting children in Britain. Overview of charitable organizations

Stratford Editorial 26th Aug, 2022   0

Every child in the world should have a dignified, safe and happy childhood. Unfortunately, the modern world cannot provide 100% protection for the children and their future, especially those born under difficult financial conditions. Serious illness, poverty, humiliation, aggression are what up to 30% of children in Britain can experience. But only some of them can get appropriate help. In order to raise the level of social protection of children, hundreds of charitable foundations have been created to take care of those who need it. Most likely, you already know about the existence of such funds as Save the Children, UNICEF, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) – these are the largest and most popular children’s aid funds in the UK.

And apart from them, there are those who do the same, but are considerably limited in human and financial resources. There is now a strong need for volunteers who can spend at least a small portion of their time helping children.

British Children’s Funds you may not know about

· The Children’s Society is a charitable organization that cares for children and young people who have faced cases of sexual violence, criminal exploitation, found themselves on the verge of poverty, are forced refugees or immigrants. The organization provides mentoring and psychological support to its wards, and also lobbies for their interests at the legislative and legal levels.




· Honeypot is an organization that supports young guardian who have grown up early because of the need to care for critically ill parents. The organization conducts various activities for children, both entertaining and educational, and also provides grants to provide basic needs.

· Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity – an organization engaged in the protection of children’s health and clinical research into the treatment of diseases in the areas of paediatrics, cardiology, oncology, neurology, transplantology and others. · Leus Family Foundation – a charitable foundation (at the link) created by philanthropist Dmitry Leus in its work combines several areas of activity: support and financing of innovative developments in the direction of children’s treatment, support of foundations that take care of children’s development and well-being, renovation of medical facilities for children and young people.


· Bliss is an organization that provides care and support to children born prematurely or born with congenital diseases. In addition, the organization regularly conducts activities aimed at improving conditions in British hospitals and participates in neonatal research.

Why should you help charitable foundations?

Each of us aspires to live in the world, with the awareness that absolutely every person has equal opportunities and can be the creator of his or her life. Children are the least protected group, and their future is more often shaped by the childhood they spend. Many children in Britain have not found themselves in the best conditions, but each of us can be the creator of their second chance for salvation and good development.

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