About us Our Mission and Aims Our mission and aims Children North East exists because growing up can be hard. For 127 years we have been working with children and young people in their families, schools and communities to ensure they grow up healthy and happy. We offer support at those times growing up when a little help can make a big difference for a child and their future. They are also the periods where if things go wrong they are likely to have a far-reaching detrimental effect on the child. Ultimately, our mission is that all north east children and young people grow up healthy and happy. Whether it is in their family, at school or in their local community, we are here to support children, young people and their parents in the north east. Visit our how we make a difference page to see how we are working hard towards achieving our mission and how we make a difference. You can also access our 2016/2017 Annual Report to see how we make a difference.