The Childhood Trust is London’s child poverty charity, dedicated to alleviating the impact of poverty on children and young people living in the capital. We bring companies, philanthropists, and other donors together to fund projects and services that support thousands of children and young people in London each year. To learn why poverty is so damaging for children and why alleviating the impact of poverty is the focus of our mission please read our London Child Poverty Report here.
We believe that every child should have a healthy, happy and safe childhood so that all children are well prepared for life, breaking the cycle of poverty.
We alleviate the impact of poverty for children in London by funding and delivering programmes that meet children's practical and emotional needs. We work with children to raise public awareness of their experiences of living in poverty.
Courageous - We fight for every child’s right to live their life free of the impact of poverty.
Caring - We recognise that every child has the right to feel loved, be safe and have their voice heard.
Aspirational - We believe that every child should be ready and able to make the most of their educational and life opportunities.
Collaborative - We are committed to a culture of trust, integrity and partnership.
Inclusive – We uphold diversity and equality in all our work.
Meeting children's needs by building sector capacity
Changing the landscape via advocacy and raising awareness
Children are ready for life
Breaking the cycle of poverty
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