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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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Kid’s Matter COVID-19 fundraising campaign:
Match Funding!

We’ve received an amazing offer of £10,000 of matching funding, IF we can raise £10,000 in April. This amazing offer of raising a matching fund gives us all the chance to give a little and that way ALL contribute to equipping parents and carers facing disadvantages with confidence, competence and community, enabling their children to thrive. Please join us!

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Coronavirus Response: Kids Matter

We at Kids Matter feel more called than ever before to provide the crucial social support to the parents most isolated and vulnerable at this time. This is a hugely demanding time for vulnerable parents in fractured families, facing the challenge of home education within restricted space – a time to equip parents for the sake of their children’s present and future.

As crucial services are cut and reduced, we are determined to stay active within the most vulnerable communities in our country. This is not a time to withdraw; it is a time to ensure that the most isolated parents are being supported. In line with the government guidelines, we will be bringing all our community small-groups to a close, but our support can, and must, of course continue in new and innovative ways:

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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!

Sally's Story

Before I started the programme  my little girl called her sister “Mum” – not me, which made me feel down and depressed but I didn’t know how to correct her.

The programme showed me how to do things better. The other parents in my group challenged my  way of doing things and I  realised  that some of the things I was doing weren’t  right  for  my daughter.

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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.

Find out more

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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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Get Social with us

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‘I am deeply scared for so many children’: diary of a headteacher in lockdown

“Today even fewer children come in – just nine. They are happy enough and are enjoying the activities. One of our most vulnerable year 7 ... See more

An inner-city head closes her blinds for a cry after a week in which staff have had to buy families electricity and food

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Families borrowing to buy food a week into UK lockdown

“Millions of British people are already struggling to get the food they need and are falling into debt because of the coronavirus pandemic, a ... See more

Food Foundation warns of crisis as YouGov poll reports 1.5m people worrying about hunger

2 days ago
Timeline Photos

Thank you to The Center for Social Justice for this nifty infographic explaining what we're doing at Kids Matter to respond to vulnerable children ... See more

2 days ago
Children could face ‘more mental health problems’ amid school closures

“For younger children, the opportunity to play face-to-face, to be tactile and to be close has disappeared overnight, and that is a huge loss to ... See more

Childline sees ‘huge spike’ in number of counselling sessions linked to pandemic

3 days ago
Coronavirus rainbow window pictures and videos - we want them! - CBBC Newsround

Have you spotted a rainbow 🌈 of HOPE in your street?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/amp/52034134

Lots of you have been drawing colourful rainbows to put in your windows to bring a smile to all who see them from the street - and we want to see ... See more

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Routine and rhythm: an approach to finding balance in difficult times – Kidsmatter

Check out today's 'parent focus' blog – out ever Monday at kidsmatter.org.uk/blogs! Today Mary Stephens talks about Routine & Rhythm in challenging ... See more

Routine and rhythm: an approach to finding balance in difficult times 30/03/2020 In a time when much is uncertain, a routine can be a grounding force ... See more

6 days ago
Coronavirus puts vulnerable UK children at greater risk, campaigners warn

With many children’s centres, nurseries, libraries and youth services closed down or cut, “there will be the best part of 1 million children who ... See more

School closures remove vital safety net. But Covid-19 means there will be even fewer foster carers to pick up the pieces

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Kids Matter Newsletter💬

For some positive vibes this Friday morning, check out our Kids Matter newsletter👇🙌 If you're a subscriber it'll be in your inbox and if you ... See more

"Thank you so much for the very supportive Email. We are fortunate in having Laura who, with the suspension of face-to-face activity has time to ... See more

6 days ago
The National Parenting Initiative : Nurturing Relationships

Like us, our friends National Parenting Initiative are in the midst of creating an area on their website focused on supporting families through the ... See more

The NPI parenting programmes aim to turn good parents into great parents by providing a range of parenting courses throughout the UK, offering ... See more

1 week ago
This Is How Coronavirus Is Affecting Single-Parent Families

“While the majority of single parents are in work – 70% – many are in lower paid or so-called unskilled jobs, or rely on income from insecure ... See more

Juggling work, homeschooling and household tasks, single parents, particularly women, will suffer a disproportionate impact from the Covid-19 ... 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!

There are currently no vacancies available.

However, we are always keen to meet energetic and talented professionals who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and covering letter to: info@kidsmatter.org.uk

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“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!”

“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!’”

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