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Kids Matter engages local churches to equip parents and carers facing disadvantages with confidence, competence and community, enabling their children to thrive.



From a Kids Matter parent

“My local church I normally visit weekly, and supports my family loads as part of the Kids Matter programme brought around a bag full of items for my family today. I was shocked and grateful for their generosity and the thought that had gone into it; food items, soap, tissues, toilet roll, lots of arts & crafts materials for my kids to use plus boardgames and booksThank you so much Lynette Woodward, from our family to yours.”

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Coronavirus Response: Parenting support

Our team of skilled psychologists and community workers have developed new resources for families and parents, tailored to provide specific support in the challenges to come.

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Coronavirus Response: Facilitator support

 We want to be adaptable and flexible as we support our churches and community partners in whatever way we can. Our blogs are full of ways to support the vulnerable families in our communities.

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Help us keep supporting families in need

Now, more than ever, your financial support is so vital. Press the Donate button and join us in supporting struggling families during this time!

Ayesha’s Story

One minute you’re pregnant, the next minute you have a baby in your arms. There’s no guide or warm-up; you just get thrown into being a parent.   Since doing the programme, I’m much calmer and better at recognising certain situations and honing in on key things that are happening with my children.


Our Programme

Our programmes run in the heart of local communities or in prisons, connecting parents and carers in small groups, encouraging new friendships and strengthening family relationships.

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Want the best for your child?

Need parenting help and would like support?  The Kids Matter programme tackles all the hard topics.

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How can you help parents in your community?

Work with our trained facilitators and co-ordinate groups as a community link.

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How can you get your Church involved?

Partner with us to deliver parenting programmes in local communities, schools and prisons.


Get Social with us

21 hours ago

Job Alert! *Just a note - we have altered the job spec slightly, to include TWO candidates; one based in the North and one in the Midlands or ... See more

1 day ago
Monday Stories - Richard

MONDAY STORIES alert! Meet Richard (one of our wonderful Kids Matter dads)...sharing how our parenting programme has made a difference in his ... See more

3 days ago
‘Kids Matter’ and your church — | Equipping Churches in the Covid-19 Crisis

The need is great. Support services are under massive strain. We need to help! CLICK BELOW to hear Catherine Clayton (Partnerships and Engagement ... See more

To learn more about the work of Kids Matter we spoke with Catherine Clayton - Partnerships and Engagement Lead at Kids Matter.

5 days ago

👉Job Alert!👈 Are you passionate about family life? Do you want to see transformation in the hardest to reach families and see an end to cycles ... See more

Apply now for Partnership Engagement Coordinator. , £26,000 pro rata, find a career with meaning today

6 days ago

The topic that Kids Matter has most often been asked to discuss in resonse to coronavirus/lockdown is the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable children. ... See more

Six months after lockdown, facts and figures are emerging as research reports on the aftermath of lockdown, and what we know is that what was an ... See more

1 week ago
Pandemic-linked issues keep 5% of pupils at home

Here's what's happening in schools, according to the Children's Commissioner, as reported by the BBC (see below)...
👉The number of schools who ... See more

Children's Commissioner suggests hundreds of thousands pupils are at home with pandemic-related issues.

1 week ago
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👉Job Alert!👈 Apply now to be a Partnership Engagement Coordinator at Kids Matter HERE

1 week ago
The relationship between parenting and poverty

The Trussell Trust has said that despite unprecedented demand for charity food since lockdown – 100,000 people used food banks for the first time ... See more

Kids Matter recognises that ‘effective’ parenting plays an important part in bridging the gap (between parent and child) created by poverty but ... See more

Current Vacancies


Are you passionate about family life? Do you want to see transformation in the hardest to reach families and see an end to cycles of deprivation? Come be part of Kids Matter!

To apply, please contact Lydia on for an application form. Deadline for applications is 7th October.

Partnership Engagement Coordinator – Job Description

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“I don’t shout anymore.  I used to be angry all the time, now hardly at all.  What helped? Kids Matter.  It helped to find other people to talk to. I am way calmer.”

“This week I have really tried to listen properly to my kids, and so I sat down when my son wanted to talk to me and he said ‘mum, you are really listening to me!’”

“Yesterday was lovely, just refreshing and going over things again. [My little girl] has come on leaps and bounds since the last get together, I’m so proud of myself and her!” 

“I’ve realised today that although I have anger issues, I am doing much better than I was a few years ago!”

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