Find a Child Trust Fund

Contact the Child Trust Fund provider directly if you know who the account is with.

If you do not know the Child Trust Fund provider, you can ask HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) where the account was originally opened by either:

  • filling in a form online - you’ll need to create a Government Gateway user ID and password if you do not have one
  • requesting the details by post

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If you’re a parent looking for your child’s trust fund

Use the online form to ask HMRC who provides your Child Trust Fund.

If your child is under 16 you’ll need their Unique Reference Number - you can find this on letters from HMRC or Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), for example if you claim child benefit.

If your child is over 16 you will need their National Insurance number.

If you ask HMRC by post, you’ll need to include all of the following:

  • your full name and address
  • child’s full name and address
  • child’s date of birth
  • child’s National Insurance number or Unique Reference Number if known

If you’re looking for your own trust fund when you’re over 16

Ask your parents or guardian if they set up a Child Trust Fund for you. If they know the name of the account provider, you can contact them directly.

Use the online form to ask HMRC who provides your Child Trust Fund if your parents or guardians do not know. You’ll need your National Insurance number.

If you ask by post, you’ll need to include all of the following:

  • your full name and address
  • your date of birth
  • your National Insurance number or Unique Reference Number if known

What happens next

HMRC will send you details of the Child Trust Fund provider by post within 3 weeks of receiving your request.

HMRC will contact you for more information if you’ve adopted the child or a court has given you parental responsibility for them.