2017 | Action For Children

FROM THE WEBSITE: From before they are born until they are into their twenties, Action For Children helps disadvantaged children across the UK.

They help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. Action For Children makes life better for children with disabilities. Action For Children influences policy and advocate for change. Their 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 522 services, improving the lives of 301,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. Action For Children succeeds by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children.


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge took over as Patron from The Queen in December 2016.


February 18, 2015 – Emma Bridgewater Factory & Cape Hill Children’s Centre – The Duchess of Cambridge visited Action for Children’s Cape Hill Children’s Centre in Smethwick. During her visit Catherine met families who have received help during difficult circumstances and learned how Action for Children has helped them. The Duchess also joined in with children and parents during a play session.

February 22, 2017 – Visiting Action For Children In Wales – In her first engagements since taking over the patronage from the Queen Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits MIST, a mental health project which works with children who are living in care with foster families or birth families and Caerphilly Family Intervention Team (FIT) , a child and adolescent mental health project in Pontypool, Wales.