About Us

How we improve children’s lives

Save the Children uses a holistic approach to help us achieve more for children, and to use our resources in an efficient and sustainable way.

In every programme we aim to:

  • innovate – develop and prove evidence-based, replicable solutions to the problems children face
  • achieve results at scale – by expanding effective and sustainable approaches
  • be the voice – campaign for better practices and policies to fulfil children’s rights and ensure that children’s voices are heard
  • build partnerships – with children, communities, governments, civil society and private sector organisations – to influence others and increase our impact.

Save the Children nurse Khady Samba visits villages in southern Mauritania, to identify children showing signs of malnutrition symptoms and advise their mothers on how to care for them. Oscar Naranjo/Save the Children

Working as one Save the Children

Save the Children comprises Save the Children International and 30 member organisations working to deliver change for children in 120 countries.

Save the Children International delivers our programmes internationally to ensure we achieve the greatest possible impact for children. We have a small centre and seven regional offices.

Our members work together to campaign for better outcomes for children, and to deliver programmes at scale to support children.

Working to the highest standards

Save the Children has a clear responsibility to the world’s children, and to our staff, partners and supporters.

  • The welfare of children is our primary concern. All of our staff and representatives commit to safeguarding children and respecting their rights, both at work and in their personal lives.
  • We have clear procedures to prevent, report and respond to any risks to children. We ensure that the children and families we work with understand their rights, the behaviour they should expect from us and how they can raise any concerns.
  • We are rolling out a comprehensive, organisation-wide risk management process and have a zero-tolerance approach to fraud, bribery and corruption.
  • We monitor, evaluate and report on our programmes, to measure and demonstrate our positive impact on children's lives and ensure we use our resources efficiently.

For a list of recent Save the Children reports and guidelines, visit our resources section.

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