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WANT THE BEST FOR YOUR CHILD?

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

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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR MORE CHILDREN IN NEED TO BE RAISED IN A STRONG FAMILY

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.

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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.

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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.”

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

“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!” 

“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!’”

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