Welcome to Action for Sick Children!


A leading UK children’s healthcare charity

Our mission is to ensure that healthcare in the UK meets the unique needs of all children and young people and their families. With over 50 years’ experience, Action for Sick Children campaigns on all aspects of healthcare, whether in hospital in the community or at home and from national policies to individual family cases. 

We believe that family focused environments, as well as excellent medical services, are critical to aiding recovery. Action for Sick Children provides leadership at local and national levels. We harness the experience and expertise of children, parents and their families as well as healthcare professionals. We define standards in child healthcare and lobby to implement these standards.

Click here to see our Childrens charter >>








A word from our CEO

Valerie J Jackson

Dear Visitor,

Sick children, young people and their parents always need to have advocates helping them to have the highest standards of care.  Action for Sick Children has always stressed the need to work together with parents, healthcare professionals and government to improve services and attitudes to the way in which children and young people are treated when they are unwell.

Please browse our website and feel free to contact us should you wish to.

Val Jackson

Action for Sick Children receives no government or major body income and survives only thanks to the generosity of its members, corporate and public donations.