We need your consent to hold the details you may supply through our website or in any other way. All the data we gather and hold is managed in strict accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). the infant trust uses information collected from supporters/visitors to our website to improve the information we offer to you and to improve your online experience. We take your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy sets out details of the personal information we collect about you and the ways in which we may use that information.

When do we collect personal information?
We collect personal information from you when you complete a donation or contact form on our website, or when you email a member of staff directly.

What might your personal information be used for?
If you are a supporter of the infant trust, we may use the personal information to:
Inform you of our work and the different ways in which you can help
Ask you to support specific activities
Telephone you to ask for your support

If you are a supporter of the infant trust, you may at any time change your mind about receiving information from us. If you initially chose to receive such information, and subsequently decide that you no longer wish to receive information about the infant trust, please email us at   

Updating and amending your personal information

As a supporter of the infant trust, you have control over the accuracy of your personal information. If, at any time, you wish to verify, update, or amend the personal information you have provided, please email us on

Third party sites

Our privacy policy does not apply to third party sites that you may access from our website. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the applicable privacy policy before entering any personal information on a third party site.


We have implemented security measures to ensure that your personal information is protected.

Changes to the privacy policy

We recognise the importance of privacy to our supporters and visitors and intend to remain at the forefront of industry developments in this area. We will keep this policy under review and any changes made from time to time will be posted on our website.


By disclosing your personal information to us or, if you have already supported us in the past and have not chosen to "opt-out" of any opportunities to change the way your information us managed you give your consent to the collection, storage, processing and use of your personal information by us as described in this privacy policy.

the infant trust is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board:

  • We are committed to high standards
  • We are honest and open
  • We are clear
  • We are respectful
  • We are fair and reasonable
  • We are accountable
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Download and read the full brief of the key principles embodied in the Codes


Further information on the FRSB

This policy was once again reviewed and formally agreed at a meeting of the Board in June 2015. It will be reviewed again in 2018.


Lesley Rudd
Chief Executive

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We are proud and honoured that our work has been recognised by the UK Prime Minister, and that he has given Lesley his Point of Light award, stating
With the Infant Trust Lesley has empowered thousands of women across South Africa to protect and safeguard children in their communities. The education and training she has provided has helped to improve the lives of over 800,000 children, tackling the violence and abuse that affects too many of them in their early years. As we mark International Women’s Day this week I am delighted to recognise all that Lesley has done.”
You can find the full story at
Why are so many small children abused by male perpetrators in South Africa? Our researcher interviewed 27 perpetrators in prison in South Africa; all are in jail after being found guilty of some of the most terrible crimes against some of the most vulnerable children – some as young as a few days old. Those interviewed are all men aged between 16 years and 84 years old, and all have brutalised and raped at least one child. But the findings aren’t maybe what we might expect – it makes interesting reading.  We have been funding research into this for 5 years and it is finally finished and published .

Our flagship Caring for Crèches programme has reached into some of the poorest communities in five of the nine provinces in South Africa and we have crèche leaders everywhere clamouring for the training. We have now trained over 2,200 people and they in turn have already positively impacted on the lives of over 160,000 children … and will continue to help many hundreds more children for years to come