Child Protection

Save the Children protects children from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence in all regions of the world. In the United States, we provide critical services in the aftermath of disasters and emergencies. Our programs focus on the most vulnerable children while aiming for the safety and well-being of all children. Working with governments, international organizations, and local community partners, we strive to create lasting change with improvements in policy and services that protect children whether in a natural disaster, conflict, or development setting.

In 2016, we helped more than 3 million children through our child protection programs, including children who were abused, exploited or neglected.

What We Do

Some examples of our child protection program activities include creating Child Friendly Spaces in emergencies, reunifying separated and unaccompanied children with their families in emergencies, developing public awareness campaigns against child trafficking, piloting training programs for social workers to provide supportive care to families and children and advocating for more effective national protection policies and child welfare reform. Following our response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., we worked with parents to help raise awareness about the importance to emergency preparedness and child protection. Watch the Video

An important part of all of Save the Children's child protection work, however, is the participation and leadership of the children themselves. To this end, we actively support child clubs and other child-led activities that educate children on how to protect themselves, and empower them to call for action in their communities.

How You Can Help

Charitable contributions from people like you make it possible for us to support child protection programs and so much more. Please support our mission and work around the world with a gift to our Global Action Fund. You can count on us to be good stewards of your generous donation, helping vulnerable children where the need is greatest with whatever they need the most.

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