Action for Children in Wales

Our work in Wales

(Read this page in Welsh | Darllenwch y dudalen hon yn Gymraeg)

Action for Children has been working in Wales since 1911. We support vulnerable children, young people and families in Wales through nearly 80 projects and services, working in partnership with local authorities, health boards and other third-sector organisations.

Our aim is to give the children, young people and families the chance to fulfil their potential and to make the most of their lives.

Last year we helped over 17,000 children and young people.

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We campaign to change the law and influence Welsh Government policy

Action for Children works with Assembly Members and Welsh Government Ministers to create changes that increase opportunity and enable every child, young person and family in Wales to overcome inequality and thrive.

Our campaigns in Wales focus on:

  • Children’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Looked-after children
  • Reducing inequality in the early years of a child’s life
  • Supporting children through life’s challenges
  • Empowering young people to flourish as adults.

These policy areas are driven by our deep-rooted belief in early intervention and a desire to do what’s right for the most vulnerable children and young people. And our evidence comes directly from young people themselves.

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Fostering in Wales

We're looking for warm, caring people who could make a life-changing difference to a child to become part of our friendly and professional team. We are a family-centred service which will support you to ensure that fostering a child is a rewarding experience for you and your family.

We offer specific training support and guidance to help you and your foster child, along with a generous fostering family allowance and a range of activities for your family throughout the year.

Interested in fostering? Find out how you can help care for vulnerable children in mid or South Wales.


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We run groundbreaking projects 

We have an established track record in running ground breaking projects supporting children and young people and their families.  These services include:

  • Parenting and early intervention support
  • Support for disabled children and young people
  • Support for families in crisis
  • Support for young carers
  • Fostering and residential care for looked after children
  • Therapeutic work with families and young people
  • Support for children’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Support for young people leaving care.


Last year we helped 368,648 children, young people and families in the UK.

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