Did you know?

Every child in the UK has the right to care, protection and a family life, no matter where they come from.

Did you know?

Every child in the UK has the right to care, protection and a family life, no matter where they come from.

What We Do

Established in 1955, CFAB is the country's only non-government organisation set up specifically to deal with child protection cases that involve the UK and other countries.

We work with local authorities, the courts, the police and other agencies to ensure a child's protection is put first, even in complex cases where multiple countries are involved. We help local authorities to navigate the multiple legal and social care systems of inter-country casework effectively. And we ensure that the children and families affected understand what is happening and have a say in any decisions affecting their lives.

CFAB is the UK arm of International Social Service a worldwide network of professionals and partners in 120 countries. The network gives us unrivalled access to expert, on-the ground support.

How Can You Help?

CFAB is almost entirely dependent on its own fundraising ability, and it is vital that we continue to raise more funds so that we can assist the many children and families who need our expertise today.

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Our Vision

Our vision is of a world which defends the right of all children to be protected from harm and to grow up in a caring and safe family.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that children and families who are separated across international borders are given care and protection. Where possible, we work to reunite families.

Our Values

Integrity, impartiality and transparency underpin all of our work:

Defending children’s rights – our commitment to the right of all children to care and protection is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that the complexity of international separation should not affect a child’s right to family life.

Respect for cultural difference – we believe that decisions about a child’s future should be informed by an understanding of their cultural identity.

International solidarity – we value our partners overseas and know that only through strong international partnership can we realise our mission.

Our partners