What we're addressing in the UK?
Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential. Growing up in poverty in the UK can have a devastating impact on children’s vital early learning and development years.
We believe that improving the early development of children is the most effective way to strengthen their futures, and understanding the underlying causes of children’s early learning and long-term development is key.
To improve the life chances of children living in poverty, we are focussing on three strands for families: the home learning environment; parental engagement; and the community support children receive growing up.
This will enable us to address embedded challenges and sustainably impact children’s early learning, which is key to their speech, language, and communication and social and emotional development. We will use the evidence gained from tackling the root causes, to refine and scale up to advocate for wider national policy changes and achieve long-term and sustainable change.