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The Children's Mutual

Foresters took over The Children's Mutual in 2013. We offer you more choice in how you do business with us, online account management and member benefits. Take a look below for more information about the transfer.

Mother discussing her daughter's Plan with Forester Life
Foresters look after over 1 million children savings plans

We look after over 1.2 million children's savings Plans


Our customer satisfaction rating 

Our customers rate us 4.7 out of 5 stars


Taking care of family finances for over 140 years

Taking care of family finances for nearly 150 years


We offer choice in how you do business with us

Choose how you do business with us


About Foresters Financial

Forester Life is part of the international financial services organisation, Foresters Financial. Foresters Financial has been looking after families for nearly 150 years and Forester Life looks after over £5.7bn funds under management, as at 31st December 2021.

We share our strength with more than 3 million customers across the UK, Canada and the United States. This includes looking after the savings of over a million children in the UK.

parents with son reading Plan information on sofa

What the transfer means to you

As part of the transfer you have more choice in how you do business with us, including online account management and access to our network of Financial Advisers.

Foresters also provide a range of member benefits that your child will be able to access when they reach 18, including Fun Family days out and exclusive member deals. Find out more information about our member benefits.

View the Key Historical Documents.

Manage your Plan online

The Registered Contact of the Plan can view the child's Plan online by simply activating their My Plans account. With My Plans you can view the Plan value, fund performance and important documents.

Family and friends can also set up their own Gifters My Plans account after making a contribution.

Activate your MyPlans account

Information Packs

Please see the below information packs you would have received when we informed our customers about the transfer of administration from The Children's Mutual to Foresters Financial in January 2017. 


Child Trust Fund

Stakeholder CTF Information Pack

Non Stakeholder CTF Information Pack

Shariah CTF Information Pack


Junior ISA

Junior ISA - Options Information Pack


Savings & Investment Plan

Savings & Investment Plan - Options Information Pack


Are you wondering what happens to Child Trust Funds at age 18 – visit our Child Trust Fund information hub 


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