For more than 50 years we have been making a big difference to the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable. Here are just some of our achievements:
We were born. Founded by Mia Kellmer Pringle, amid growing concerns over the treatment of neglected children.
We developed the report Living with Handicap, which highlighted the danger of stigmatising children and putting too much emphasis on disabilities rather than on children's needs and abilities. The report helped pave the way for the 1981 Education Act.
We published the groundbreaking study Born to Fail?, which questioned the priorities and perspectives of British society after exploring the impact of inequality on 'disadvantaged'.
We founded the Council for Disabled Children (CDC).
With UNICEF and Save the Children, we sponsored the International Year of the Child, advancing the cause of children nationally and internationally.
We established the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children, a group of around 100 MPs and Peers interested in issues affecting children and young people, which is still active today.
We formed the primary resource centre and think-tank for under-fives in Britain, NCB's Early Childhood Unit.
In response to national panic surrounding AIDS and HIV, we launched the Sex Education Forum.
We played a key role in shaping the Children's Act, we intensively lobbied for the closure of long-stay hospital wards for children with learning disabilities and to transfer responsibility for disabled children from the NHS to their local authority.
We also established the Children's Play Council, later to become Play England.
We published the report Child Poverty and Deprivation in the UK, which resulted in the unfreezing of Child Benefit allowances.
Diana, Princess of Wales made her first public speech about AIDS at the Council for Disabled Children Conference on Children and HIV/AIDS.
We established the National Forum on AIDS and Children, now known as the HIV Network.
We helped to shape the 1993 Education Act, particularly around children with special needs, and many of our recommendations on school exclusions were incorporated in government guidelines.
The Disability Discrimination Act made provision for the education of pupils with disabilities, including those with special educational needs. Our very own Philippa Russell was the commissioner with responsibility for education, children and families.
We kick-started policy thinking around children's centres with the publication of Not Just a Nursery, which showcased early years centres that provided a more complete service for families.
We began work to promote the active participation of children and young people with the publication of Young Opinions, Great Ideas and later established our youth membership group, Young NCB, in 1999.
NCB policy work on early intervention is adopted into the Government’s Sure Start programme.
The Childhood Bereavement Network was launched.
Working with the NSPCC, we formed the Anti-Bullying Alliance and set up the national awareness raising campaign Anti-Bullying Week.
We played a pivotal role in establishing the first Children's Commissioner for England.
We made significant contributions to the legislation of the 2006 Childcare Act, ensuring high quality early learning and care, better access to early childhood services for under-fives, and the duty to listen to views of young children.
We established the Centre for Outcomes in Children's Services (C4EO), a groundbreaking project commissioned by government to identify evidence of what works in children's services.
The Child Poverty Act came into force after years of lobbying by End Child Poverty campaign, of which NCB is a founding member. The Act places a duty on the Secretary of State to meet UK-wide poverty targets by the end of the 2020 financial year.
The NCB library was recognised as a collection of national significance, by the British Library.
We achieved a NHS system-wide focus on children and young people, with the publication of Better health outcomes for children and young people: Our Pledge.
Working with the early years sector we successfully lobbied the government to halt plans to relax child:staff ratios in early years settings.
We successfully campaigned for the new national curriculum to embed financial education in both mathematics and citizenship education, so children can be taught the basic skills of how to manage money.
We published Greater Expectations a new research report, looking at how social deprivation continues to blight the lives of children and young people.
We appointed Anna Feuchtwang as our new chief executive.
We secured a £36m grant from the Big Lottery Fund's A Better Start initiative to lead on a 10-year innovative programme, alongside the Lambeth Early Action Partnership ( LEAP), to improve the lives of children in Lambeth.
The Special Educational Consortium, the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign and the Council for Disabled Children, played a key role in shaping the Children's and Families Act 2014.
We published a report on children and young people's relationship with the police with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children (APPGC), which successfully led to an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to prevent 17-year-olds from being held overnight in police custody.
Our Research Centre and Early Childhood Unit conducted research and started work on guidance on implementing the new Integrated Review process.