The Children’s Foundation was set up as a charity in 1990 in Newcastle upon Tyne. At that period in time the North East region had the worst child health levels in the country, therefore we exist to improve the health and wellbeing of the children and young people affected
Our ‘Yellow Brick Road Appeal’ raised £12M to build The Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health, a home for research into childhood ill –health, a building we gifted to the NHS. In return we were provided with office space within the building. So, while we have NHS emails it’s important to stress that The Children’s Foundation does not receive any statutory funding at all. Today we continue to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable and marginalised children and young people from birth to 18 in the North East by Making Serious Stuff Fun!