Policies and reports

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

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 smiles at one of War Child's centres in Afghanistan after being reunited with his family.

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.

VoiceMore group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

VoiceMore: Preventing the abuse and exploitation of child cattle herders

This report outlines a VoiceMore project led by a group of young people living in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, supported by War Child. It details their concerns regarding the abuse and exploitation of child herders in their community, what they feel are the causes and consequences, the research they designed and conducted, and their recommendations for ways to address the issue.

Participant Nadia reads to her siblings at their home in a displacement camp in Iraq.

Diversity and inclusion policy

War Child values diversity and inclusion and seeks to ensure there are no discriminatory cultures or practices in our places of work. This policy sets out our commitments in regards to diversity and inclusion and provides guidance on anti-discriminatory practice.

War Child staff member holds participants hand.

Whistleblowing policy

This policy is designed to enable War Child UK employees and representatives to raise concerns internally and at a high level and to disclose information which they believe demonstrates malpractice or impropriety.

VoiceMore group in Uganda.

VoiceMore: Protecting separated and orphaned children

This report outlines a VoiceMore project led by a group of young people living in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in the Yumbe district of northern Uganda, supported by War Child. It details their concerns regarding the situation of orphan and separated children in refugee and host communities, what they feel are the causes and consequences, the research they designed and conducted, and their recommendations for ways to address the issue.

Boy smiling as he completes his school work.

Annual report 2019

Thanks to our amazing supporters and partners, we reached a total of 100,217 children, young people and adults in conflict-affected countries in 2019.

Girl at school.

Annual report 2018

2018 was another proud year for War Child in our efforts to support and stand up for children in some of the most hostile environments on earth. As a result of our work, more than 100,000 children and their families living with the scourge of conflict across Africa and the Middle East were able to access a range of crucial services.

Former child soldiers at school in the Central African Republic.

Rethink Child Soldiers

This report aims to bring global attention to the challenges related to the reintegration of children associated with armed forces and groups, and promote better policy, practice and funding in the future.