NCB aims to build a better childhood for every child in England and Northern Ireland, by championing their right to be safe, secure and supported. Our breadth of knowledge and depth of expertise mean we’re unique in our approach to delivering effective change.
But too often, children’s rights and welfare are threatened by poor quality, patchy provision of services.
Over the last year, continued austerity measures have reduced services while demand has risen ever higher. We believe that children and young people deserve care and support in the right place and at the right time, based on need rather than resources.
We believe the best services are informed by robust evidence about what works including how young people experience those services. We work with professionals to deliver change on the ground and then feed these insights to central government. NCB’s network also enables us to evaluate the impact of government policy on children.
This is NCB’s ‘virtuous cycle’ and helps us to set the agenda on behalf of children who face the most challenges.
Read our latest Annual Review to find out how we put this approach into practice – we hope this snapshot of our achievements inspires you to engage with NCB.