Affiliate Charities

In line with its charitable remit, ISA is committed to supporting the work of charities who contribute to the well-being of children worldwide. Charities attend our conferences and events for free and we encourage Members and their schools to support their work. In turn, affiliated charities provide important information and support for children in our Members’ schools.


Happily Ever Smarter from United World Schools

ISA is pleased to support Happily Ever Smarter a new campaign from United World Schools (UWS) to make going to school a reality for thousands of children living in some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities.

Free educational resources and a schools fundraising kit is available. To inspire pupils, an animated film has been produced which tells the real-life story of Kanchi, 10, who lives high in the Himalayan mountains in Nepal.

UWS aims to raise £2 million to build, resource and equip 70 new schools, train 375 local people as community teachers and reach 10,000 more children with education.

Donate to help children live Happily Ever Smarter before 29 July and the UK government will double your donations, to reach even more children in remote areas across Asia with a life-changing education.


Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity.

Beat’s vision is that eating disorders will be overcome. They provide information and support through Helplines which people can call, text or email; online support including information, message boards and online support groups; and Helpfinder, an online directory of support services. They also run specific projects including the Emotional Overeating project, which includes support groups for people who binge eat, compulsively overeat, feel they have emotional eating issues and are overweight or obese or struggling with their weight.

Beat provide expert Training and conferences, resources and consultancy to health and social care professionals and schools. They support and encourage research into eating disorders and challenge stereotypes and stigma, increase understanding and campaign for better services and access to treatment.


A parent of a child under 18 dies every 22 minutes, leaving 111 children bereaved of a parent every day. This means that 1 in 29 pupils has been bereaved of a parent – one in every class.

With the right help and support, most of these children will not need professional help. What they do need is the understanding of familiar and trusted adults. Schools are well placed to provide this, and with some training, the skills and confidence to do so will be greatly enhanced.

Child Bereavement UK offer information and resources to provide support to bereaved pupils:

Contact us:
Helpline:  0800 02 888 40


DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a painful genetic skin blistering condition which, in the worst cases, can be fatal.

DEBRA produces a range of high quality booklets designed to give reliable information and raise awareness of EB. The charity also offer support, healthcare, research into the condition, including clinical trials.


The creation of a comprehensive and sustainable emotional wellbeing and mental health programme requires a whole school approach and must be generated via a structured process. Wherever possible, educational tools and care pathways must be evidence based. Schools are encouraged to place particular emphasis on evidence-based practices and resources, firmly ground in scientific and academic rigour. There are many, many educational tools and systems available across both the private and public sectors. However, not all are properly grounded in tested and accredited evidence.Importantly, mental health literacy programmes must be embedded in a school curriculum and be continuous, leading students, staff and all stakeholders through a structured programme which runs throughout childhood and adolescence. Impact and benefit will be limited if wellbeing is confined to a particular lesson or only addressed on a one-off basis. Wellbeing needs to permeate all aspects of the curriculum and be applied at frequent intervals.

In promoting mindEducation programmes, The MindEd Trust has developed a framework to assist schools in generating coherent and multi-faceted pathways.

Other charity partners


NSPCC stands for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

It means that each of us has a responsibility to keep childhood free from abuse, and we must do everything possible to protect children and prevent it from happening.

So if a law needs to change, or if more needs to be done to protect children, NSPCC demand it. The fact they are independent – relying on the public to fund their work – means that they can push for change when others can’t.

Light For the World strives for a school system where no one is left behind. In order to end exclusion, they want to provide an improved quality of education for everyone.

They support 20 inclusive education programmes in our different partner countries, such as Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, South Sudan, North East India and Papua New Guinea.

Inclusive education means teaching all children together in a common setting, to put the individual child at the centre of learning and teaching, and to respond to their specific potential and needs. This is how children with disabilities have the chance to climb out of poverty. This is how they will be able lead a self-sufficient life in the future and become active members of society. Inclusive education benefits all learners, regardless of their disability status, fosters tolerance, and helps build an inclusive society.

Light for the world:

  • support children with disabilities to enrol in school
  • remove barriers in school’s infrastructures
  • train teachers in special education, and provide adequate learning and teaching materials
  • promote inclusive education on a national and international level

Mercy Ships are a team of nurses, doctors, surgeons, and other crew members from all over the world, donating their time to help on board the world’s largest non-governmental floating hospital.

As a floating hospital, they can sail directly to some of the world’s poorest people to deliver life-saving medical care and provide safe, state-of-the-art facilities in which to treat them.

Together, they have helped transform the lives of more than 2.42 million people in the poorest countries of the world since 1978.


 According to UNICEF figures, 20% of the world’s child population will never attend school.

School in a Bag is a simple solution created to help poor, orphan, vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world. Each SchoolBag is filled with stationery, learning resources and eating utensils that will enable a child to write, draw, colour, calculate, express themselves and above all learn.

An education for these children could be their passport to a life out of hardship and poverty.


Youth at Risk change lives by working with young people and the adults that support them, delivering high-intensity personal development and coaching initiatives.

Youth at Risk run programmes in communities, schools, universities, employment services, prisons, for families and for professionals. To find out more, call us on 01763 241120 or download a track record document here: schools, universities, youth professionals or our full track record.