We help the children that other charities don’t always reach - disadvantaged, disabled and distressed. Donating £5 can help some of the most vulnerable children in our region…
Make a Donation
What we do
Last year The Children's Foundation directly helped, involved or affected the lives of 29,000 children across the North East. The Children’s Foundation supports and manages projects across a broad spectrum of activities, particularly those that deal with some of the more difficult areas of children’s and young people’s problems – such as disability, disadvantage and mental health issues.
We support these projects because:
- We know that two million children in the UK will have an accident over the next twelve months, with one million of these accidents happening at home.
- Around half of all children under one year old will visit A&E and over one third of these will be admitted to hospital.
- We know that 240 of these accidents to children will be so severe that they will result in death; and thousands more will leave the children involved disfigured or disabled.
- Around 700,000 people may have autism, or more than 1 in 100 in the population.
- In the central nervous system the brain releases endorphins when we laugh. Endorphins raise our pain threshold & induce euphoria.
- It is thought that around 10% of young people may try and hurt themselves on purpose at some point but the figure could be much higher.
- Around 90% of young people treated for self-harm in A&E will have taken an overdose, and yet the most preferred method of harming is to cut.
- A national mental health charity says that introducing just five people to gardening as a therapy could save the state £35,000 a year in costs for medication, Job Seekers’ Allowance and healthcare – imagine the difference this can make to children of the North East suffering mental health problems at a young age.