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The National Children's Bureau (NCB)

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The National Children’s Bureau (NCB), founded in 1963, is a leading research and development charity working to improve the experiences and life chances of children and young people across England and Northern Ireland, especially the most vulnerable.

NCB plays a strategic support and leadership role across the sector by:

  • initiating partnerships and projects, for example: children's play, disability, life skills, and youth justice that aim to improve the lives of children and young people
  • sustaining the effectiveness and efficiency of over 30 key specialist networks, including the Council for Disabled Children, the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign, the Early Childhood Forum, Anti-Bullying Alliance, Play England and the Childhood Bereavement Network
  • championing the use of evidence, and the involvement of children and young people, to shape and improve national policy and local services
  • building the skills, knowledge and networks of front-line practitioners and voluntary groups working with children and young people

Every year NCB reaches more than 100,000 disadvantaged children and young people through links with over 6,000 local authorities, children’s service providers, academic bodies, schools and voluntary organisations.


8 Wakley Street

Tel: 020 7843 6000

Registered Charity No. 258825

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