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What we do

What we do

Plan works for children and their communities to help realise children’s rights. We work across a range of sectors, including education, health, child protection, child participation, economic security and water and sanitation.

Plan pioneered child sponsorship 75 years ago, and in the UK today over 100,000 children are sponsored through us. Find out more about sponsoring a child with Plan UK

Plan UK’s current focus is on the promotion of the rights of adolescent girls and responding to and preparing for disasters worldwide.

  • Plan’s global themes of work
  • Plan values children's ability and right to participate in decisions about issues that affect them
  • We’re working to stop violence against women and girls, with a focus on ending FGM and child marriage
  • Influencing politicians and decision makers to develop policies and programmes that work for children
  • With the support of our partners we achieve lasting change for children and families around the world
Latest News
  • In some parts of Benin, children that are allegedly possessed by spirits are sent to voodoo convents. Their names are changed and they have to perform rituals every day. This can go on for up to eight years, meaning when they leave they've missed out on education
    25-May-16
  • The average woman menstruates for 3,000 days during her life time. Since menstruation is such a big part of a woman’s life you’d expect menstruation to be considered normal and natural. But this really isn’t the case for millions of women in developing nations. This infographic shows the stigma girls and women face every day just for having a period.
    25-May-16
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