Our strategy sets out the world we want to see by 2023 and how we're going to work together to bring that world about.
United for a better childhood
As a society we provide a vital system of support and services to keep children safe and give them the best childhood.
For over 50 years NCB has been driving change throughout this system to make it as effective as possible and to protect the children whose welfare is most at risk.
When we launched our 2018-23 strategy, United for a Better Childhood, the system was already breaking. Since then, the pandemic has stripped away further layers of support to put children more at risk than ever.
We're here to bring people and organisations together to bring about the best for children. By listening to children and young people and taking bold, co-ordinated action we can deliver a better childhood for the UK.
The change we need to see
We need to put an end to the rise of poverty which blights childhoods and holds our children back in so many ways.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
We need to tackle the root issues affecting our children’s mental health and wellbeing, making sure they get the support they need at the right time.
We need to support our children to get the best start in life, because we know that the early years are the foundation on which their future life chances are built.
EDUCATION & INCLUSION
We need our education system to support the ambitions and aspirations of all our children with equality and dignity.
We need to ensure all our children, especially those who are most vulnerable, get the intensive support they need before their families reach crisis or they are put at risk of harm.
We need education, health and social care services to work together in children's best interests.