The National Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NFPCC) unites the leading Russian specialists with experience working with children at risk of being abandoned and families in crisis.  The NFPCC was born out of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which began working in the child welfare field in 1996. The NFPCC’s primary goals are to protect children’s right to be raised in a family, to ensure children’s safety and protection by working to reform the child welfare system, and to develop an effective system for working with children and families in crisis.

The NFPCC has developed a series of effective child abandonment prevention services and models, including, but not limited to, family-based care for abandoned and neglected children, mainstreaming of children with special needs, support services for families in crisis, prevention of early abandonment, and assistance to at-risk children at school and at home.  These services and models have been implemented in multiple regions throughout the Russian Federation in the framework of NFPCC projects.