Welcome to Action for Sick Children!

We are The Leading Children’s Healthcare Charity in the UK.
Our mission is to ensure that healthcare in the UK meets the unique needs of all children and young people and their families. With over 50 years’ experience, Action for Sick Children campaigns on all aspects of healthcare, whether in hospital in the community or at home and from national policies to individual family cases. 

We believe that family focused environments, as well as excellent medical services, are critical to aiding recovery. Action for Sick Children provides leadership at local and national levels. We harness the experience and expertise of children, parents and their families as well as healthcare professionals. We define standards in child healthcare and lobby to implement these standards.








A word from our Chairman

Pamela Barnes

A founder member of Action for Sick Children in Manchester who supported the campaign for parents to have free visiting and to stay with their sick child when in hospital; went onto promote the value of play for sick children heading up the academic board for the qualification for Hospital play Specialists.  Pamela feels very privileged to be Chairman of such a highly prestigious Charity.

Sick children, young people and their parents always need to have advocates helping them to have the highest standards of care.  Action for Sick Children has always stressed the need to work together with parents, healthcare professionals and government to improve services and attitudes to the way in which children and young people are treated when they are unwell.
Please help us to continue to do so