Children North East (CNE) is a large North East regional children’s charity, with some of our work extending across England, Wales and Scotland. CNE exists because growing up can be hard. We want all babies, children and young people to be happy and healthy and to grow up feeling:
- Safe and loved
- Resilient to the challenges they may face
- Valued and confident
We have a strong children’s rights ethos and believe that real social change is achieved when those who are, or have, experienced issues lead the change.
CNE deliver services, support and initiatives that provide a platform for children, young people and families to work through issues, take action and provide them with the tools to reach their full potential. This includes; therapeutic services, mental health support, youth work, domestic abuse support, family support, community-based initiatives, participation and consultation activities and our UK wide Poverty Proofing© initiative.
We campaign on issues affecting babies, children and young people, we challenge those in positions of influence at all levels who make decisions affecting the lives of babies, children and young people and we influence social policy and system change to address obstacles preventing babies, children and young people growing up happy and healthy.