The National Children's Bureau (NCB) is a leading children's charity that for 50 years has been improving the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable. Their vision is a society in which children and young people contribute, are valued and their rights respected. Their mission is to improve children and young people's experiences and life chances by reducing the impact of inequalities.
Founded in 1963 by Mia Kelmer Pringle, the National Bureau for Cooperation in Childcare brought together all professions concerned with improving services for children. The focus on research, evidence, policy and practice, continues to underpin our work. They work with children, and for children, to reduce the devastating impact of childhood inequalities by;
•being a strong independent advocate for children and young people
•ensuring that government policies and legislation have a positive impact on their lives
•being a voice for practitioners and supporting them to deliver the very best outcomes for children and young people
•bringing together groups and organisations, to achieve more by working in partnership
•involving children and young people so they are able to make a difference to their lives
•providing the evidence from research, analysis and practice to make the case for change.
At NCB they have six main aims in which they hope to achieve by 2015, these aims consist of;
Aim 1: Reduce inequalities of opportunity in childhood NCB will undertake research, policy influencing and practice development in partnership and with the participation of children and young people. By 2015: 1. They will support a greater use of research, practice evidence and products, which are known to be effective and target inequality in early years, disability, education and learning, play, vulnerable children and health and well-being. 2. They will have identified areas of inequality of opportunity and promoted effective ways to narrow