About CFAB

CFAB is the only non-government organisation in the UK set up specifically to deal with child protection cases which involve the UK and one or more countries.

About CFAB

CFAB is the only non-government organisation in the UK set up specifically to deal with child protection cases which involve the UK and one or more countries.

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What We Do

CFAB is the only non-government organisation in the UK set up specifically to deal with child protection cases which involve the UK and one or more countries. Through its inter-country social work team, CFAB provides guidance, counselling and practical support on a range of complex international child protection issues. CFAB works with professionals from Local Authorities, the Courts, the police, individuals, NGOs and central Government.

As part of the International Social Service network, with partners in over 120 countries, CFAB is able to access professional assistance from around the world which is beyond the reach of other social service providers. On average, CFAB works with some 60 different countries every month.

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.