Our work has helped us identify seven important features - we call them building blocks - that we believe all children and young people need in order to be safe, happy and secure and able to reach their potential

Each building block looks and feels different for every child and is influenced by their age, ability and experience. These building blocks are:

  • Being physically safe
  • Being physically well
  • Being emotionally well
  • Having strong self-belief
  • Having positive relationships
  • Having essential skills
  • Being positively empowered

For many children in the UK, these building blocks are threatened or weakened by the disadvantages they experience, such as living in poverty, being disabled or experiencing abuse, trauma or loss.

The projects we fund make differences in children’s lives that help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face and, in turn, strengthen their building blocks.

Projects achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

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