We are a national charity working to transform the hopes and happiness of young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect. We support them through their most serious life challenges and we campaign tirelessly for the big social changes that will improve the lives of those who need hope most. We’ve been doing this for 140 years and we won’t stop until we’ve built a society where hope is alive in every child.
We walk towards the young people that society crosses the road to avoid. We see something in these children, that something is:
Hope for a happier home life, hope of getting a job, of getting away from the people who exploit and hurt them.
Hope of overcoming the obstacles modern life puts in front of them and hope that tomorrow can be better than today.
It’s right there in the centre of every young person in Britain. Even those who have it toughest of all, those who are exploited, neglected, unsafe.
We see it.
And we fight for it.