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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

Action For Children

  • Income

    £151.3M

  • Spending

    £148.8M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1097940 Company no. 4764232

Contact details

Public address

  • 3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 8AG

Aims & activities

How Action for Children works: from before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK. Our 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 600 local services, improving the lives of 390,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. We succeed by doing what?s right, doing what?s needed, and doing what works for children.

What the charity does

  • General charitable purposes
  • Education/training
  • Disability

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people

How the charity works

  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research

Income and Endowments:

£151.3M

* £2.2M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£148.8M

Assets and liabilities

  • £15.6M Own use assets
  • £46.4M Long term investments
  • £-0.1M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £37.5M Other assets
  • £20.6M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public
Works with commercial participants
with an agreement in place

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

84%
14%
2%

Charitable objects

THE CHARITY WORKS FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT HAVING AS ITS OBJECTS THE PROMOTION OF THE UPBRINGING AND CARE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN NEED FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS, CULTURES, AND FAITHS OR NONE IN PARTICULAR BY: 1. PROMOTING THEIR BETTER CARE AND SAFEGUARDING THEM; 2. PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES AND CARERS; 3. PROMOTING THEIR HEALTH; 4. PROMOTING THEIR EDUCATION AND ESTABLISHMENT IN LIFE.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 14/05/2003 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 06/01/2005 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 26/01/2011 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 05/11/2015

Area of benefit

Not Defined.

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other Regulators

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW)
Care Quality Commission
Estyn: Her Majesty's Inspectorate For Education And Training In Wales
Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
Welsh Government (Social Landlords And Housing Associations)

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 12 Trustees
  • 4,931 Employees
  • 2,000 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Sheryl Milanda Anderson The Methodist Church In Great Britain Up-to-date
Daleep Mukarji Obe None on record
Sarika Patel (Chair) The Royal Institution Of Great Britain Up-to-date
Richard Cryer Monmouth Big Band Recently registered
Kate Guthrie None on record
Markus Ruetimann None on record
Tracy Griffin None on record
Deborah Morgan None on record
Fiona Talitha Flora Thorne None on record
Josephine Larbie None on record
Evelyn Patricia Gordon None on record
Gillian Ellis None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Throughout England And Wales