About Us

The Children’s Heart Federation is the leading children’s heart charity and direct service provider as well as the umbrella body for voluntary organisations; working to meet the needs of children and young people with congenital and acquired heart conditions and their families.

The Children’s Heart Federation (CHF) was registered with the Charity Commission in 1988. The CHF is administered and managed by a Board of Trustees.

Our work

Providing direct services to families with heart children by

  • Giving information & advice (telephone helpline, factsheets, publications, and web-site). This is a signposting service and we encourage enquirers to contact our member groups for additional support and information.
  • Making grants for equipment & support. Organising special trips.

Support of Member Groups by

  • Coordinating partnership working with groups
  • Providing advice and support for new and emerging groups.
  • Offering ongoing support, advice and information to existing groups.
  • Delivering training on group activities.

Public & Professional Education by

  • Advising on how the needs of children with heart conditions should be met
  • Campaigning for improvements in health, social and educational provision for children with heart conditions through our recognised role as both the voice of families with heart children and an expert and well-informed contributor to policy development.

Annual Reports

Annual reports and financial data is available at the Charity Commission website, company information can be obtained from Companies House.