Action For Children Scotland

Help Scotland's most vulnerable children and young people to reach their full potential


To help Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people to reach their full potential by providing a wide and innovative range of services for them and their families and by campaigning for policy change.

Services provided:

Action For Children run more than 500 projects for some of the UK’s most vulnerable and excluded children and young people, and their families, supporting over 140,000 people at children’s centres throughout the UK.

  • Residential short break and related projects for children with profound learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. These six projects provide services across several authorities
  • Specialist fostering services and related residential provision
  • Run adoption projects that find homes and families for children who, for whatever reason, cannot grow up with their birth family
  • Youth Crime Interventions are a key feature of the work of Action For Children Scotland and their criminal justice projects work to reduce offending, manage addiction and increase behaviour across a number of local authority areas
  • Family Support is a significant area of activity and includes pre-five services and whole family support needs
  • Residential provision designed to meet a range of needs that cannot be met through family care or community supervision
  • Actively pursue a wide public policy remit that includes working closely with other voluntary child care organisations, the Scottish Executive and policy representative organisations
  • Action For Children also run projects supporting older children and young people including leaving care projects that support young people who have been in care as they learn to live independently
  • Dedicated health and well-being services
  • All Action For Children Scotland projects promote the educational achievements of children and young people. This is central to their work, from early years through to adult learning.


City Park
368 Alexandra Parade
G31 3AU

Phone: 0141 550 9010

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