Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
- Family Action, 24 Angel Gate, London, EC1V 2PT
Aims & activities
To provide high quality, innovative services that support and make a difference to all affected by adoption and permanency: children and families, adults who were adopted/placed as children, birth family members and professionals. Our aim is to relieve distress, strengthen family relationships and inform and improve professional practice in relation to adoption and other permanent placements.
What the charity does
- General charitable purposes
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- People of a particular ethnic or racial origin
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £933.1K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £763.6K Other assets
- £975.5K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO ADVANCE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF, AND TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO, CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS, WHO ARE PLACED OR TO BE PLACED, OR WHO WERE PLACED, FOR ADOPTION OR WHO ARE OTHERWISE IN NEED OR IN RECEIPT OF, OR RECEIVED, SIMILAR CARE, AND THEIR FAMILIES, CARERS OR THOSE OTHERWISE WITH RESPONSIBILITY, OR PROSPECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, FOR THEM (THE BENEFICIARIES); TO ADVANCE AND PROMOTE THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE BENEFICIARIES, AND TO RELIEVE ANY SUFFERING AND DISADVANTAGE EXPERIENCED BY THEM; TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THOSE PROFESSIONALS AND OTHERS WHO WORK WITH, PROVIDE ADVICE TO OR CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUPPORT OF THE BENEFICIARIES AND TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC GENERALLY IN RELATION TO THE NEEDS OF THE BENEFICIARIES; AND TO FURTHER SUCH ANCILLARY AND INCIDENTAL EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS THE TRUSTEES IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME DETERMINE
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 23/07/1986 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 17/11/2010 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 18/06/2014 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 18/06/2014
Other RegulatorsOfsted (Office For Standards In Education)
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 3 Trustees
- 64 Employees
- 10 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Family Action||Building A New Direction Limited||Up-to-date|
|David Charles Holmes||Building A New Direction Limited||Up-to-date|
|Wessex Children's Hospice Trust||Up-to-date|
|Mary Fulton||Building A New Direction Limited||Up-to-date|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England