We are a UK international development organisation and we work to ensure vulnerable children get the best start in life.
In Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, where approximately two young children every hour are separated from their parents and placed in baby homes, we support the development of community-based services so that parents are more able to keep their child at home and offer them the nurturing environment they need.
In Afghanistan, where maternal, infant and child mortality is one of the highest in the world, we train healthcare staff and support parents in remote regions to access emergency transport and life-saving knowledge so that women can give birth safely.
In Russia, we have worked with partners to review a range of evidence-based interventions to promote mother-child attachment, raised awareness of the damage caused to very young children by institutional care, and transformed the delivery of child mental health services in Sverdlovsk oblast.
Watch the film we made with EveryChild and the Early Intervention Institute on the realities and effects of institutional care in Russia or read more about our work in Russia and plans for the future.
Your support will help more children get a better start in life.
There are a number of ways you can get involved and help support our work.
You could attend one of a number of events we hold throughout the year.
Or why not volunteer, organise a fundraising event or join us online and help raise awareness?
Find out more here.