Policies and reports

Explore War Child's latest reports, research, advocacy papers and organisational policies.

Svetlana and her baby, Ukraine.

Case Study: Women's Tech Hubs Moldova

The tech hub approach is derived from a collaboration between WCUK, Humans in the Loop, and FiftyEight in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Childrens hands all together in Gaza.

Whistleblowing Policy

War Child UK (WCUK) is committed to the highest standards of openness, integrity and accountability, as outlined in our Code of Conduct, Safeguarding & Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) Policies and through signing up to the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Child sitting in a classroom in Jordan.

Early Childhood Development in Iraq and Jordan – Impact Report

This report offers a comprehensive assessment of children's developmental skills and caregiver insights in Jordan and Iraq, providing evidence for the significance of holistic ECD programmes and offering recommendations to guide data-driven decision-making and advocacy at local and global levels.

Nuran in school, Yemen.

Annual Report 2022

In 2022 we provided support to over 256,000 children and adults. This is a huge leap from our previous year – in 2021 we reached 140,000 children and adults.

Children stand in a circle holding hands as they play games at a War Child child-friendly space in the DRC.

Safeguarding policy

War Child work exclusively to improve the lives of children affected by armed conflict. We protect, educate, and stand up for the rights of children living areas affected by conflict.

Being a Force for Good 2023

Being a Force for Good 2023

The recruitment of girls and boys by armed forces and armed groups – and their use in hostilities – is one of the most egregious violations against children in armed conflict.

Children dancing in CAR.

Voicemore Handbook 2023

War Child’s VoiceMore programme empowers young people affected by armed conflict to share their experiences and act on issues impacting them.

Children playing in Ukraine.

Annual Report 2021

In 2021 we were able to provide support to over 140,000 children and adults - making it one of our strongest years ever.

VoiceMore group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

VoiceMore: The recruitment and use of children in armed groups

This report outlines a VoiceMore project led by a group of young people in Masisi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, supported by War Child UK. It outlines their concerns regarding the way children and youth are recruited and used by armed groups in the area and the lack of support they receive when they leave. It focuses on what they feel are the causes and consequences, the research they designed and conducted within the community, and their recommendations for change.

Close up of two people shaking hands.

Being a 'Force for Good' - How the UK's military partnerships can better protect children

In 2019, the UK had support relationships in at least eight countries where grave violations against children were verified by the UN. In this new report, War Child states that building the capacity of partner military forces, without appropriate efforts to ensure that the capacity is used in accordance with international law and best practice, places more children at risk.

Jawad smiling in Afghanistan.

Annual Report 2020

Thanks to our amazing supporters and partners, we reached a total of 171,992 children, young people and adults through our work in 2020.