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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

23 hours ago
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Only a week until our virst ever ONLINE taster for churches who'd like to find out more about supporting vulnerable families in their communities. ... See more

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Ayesha’s Story – Kidsmatter

"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. ... See more

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 ... See more

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact of coronavirus on childhood trauma – Kidsmatter

"One does not have to think too hard to imagine the psychological impact of pre-existing familial trauma exacerbated by a situation where fraught ... See more

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact of coronavirus on childhood trauma 06/07/2020 For anyone working with vulnerable children and ... See more

4 days ago
Families face ‘summer of hardship’, food charities warn #HelptheHungry

We loved this mention of our very own Fuzz Dix and the incredible work she’s doing to support families on the Isle of Dogs - what an inspiration, ... See more

‘We’re not going anywhere, because it doesn’t look like the need for support is going anywhere,’ says food bank boss

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In very EXCITING news we have our first ONLINE TASTER happening on Monday 13th July from 7.45 - 8.45pm. It would be great if you would forward this ... See more

5 days ago
Pandemic could cause ‘crisis’ in foster care

A distressing read but an important reality to be aware of, for those of us hoping to support vulnerable children and families.

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A leading charity says there has been an increase in children coming into the system.

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'Stop childhoods being disrupted', say charities

Jennifer from Bristol told the BBC that her son has been so scared that he has refused to go out in the garden "as he thinks he's going to catch ... See more

The life chances of children and young people risk being derailed over Covid-19, warn 146 charities.

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The lost families of lockdown

“Children already barely visible to the state support system before Covid are no longer receiving visits from community services and are not in ... See more

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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!

Currently no roles available. 

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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!”

“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!” 

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