Join with Save the Children to end the war on children
Approximately 350 million children live in areas affected by conflict. In places like Syria and Yemen, fighting has continued for years, and some children don’t know anything else. With the right support, children can recover from their experiences – but more needs to be done to protect them from the horrors of conflict. Between 2005 and 2016, there have been 15,735 attacks on schools and hospitals. In 2016, life-saving aid was blocked from getting to those who need it 1,104 times. At least 10,068 children were killed or maimed in conflict in 2016 – this number is probably just the tip of the iceberg.
Save the Children’s efforts
Save the Children is one of Australia’s largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children. They work hard to protect children from harm and help them access quality education and health services. With more than 90 years working with children, they are at the forefront of saving children’s lives when disasters strike and create lasting change for children and their families through our long-term development programs. They have programs in 31 countries, including Australia, where they work in every state and the Northern Territory. With the generosity of more than 120,000 Australians, they support millions of the hardest-to-reach and most vulnerable children and young people around the world.
How you can help
Join with Save the Children to call for the following;
- Stop putting children at risk by investing in peacekeeping, conflict-prevention and training for military forces on how to keep children safe in conflict.
- Get all states and actors to uphold their commitments to international law and avoid using explosive weapons in populated areas.
- Introduce stronger monitoring and reporting systems to track child casualties and hold perpetrators to account.
- Make sure funding is available to rebuild children’s lives when they’ve been wrecked by conflict – including mental health support.
The Wishing Well foundation
The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.
The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.
The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.
The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.
Support the Wishing Well
The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW. Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis. The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:
- Funding availability
- The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
- The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
- Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person
The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information: