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Our vision is to see every child in need raised in a strong family. 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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Our Vision

Child suffering due to poverty is increasing at an alarming rate in the UK. Poverty is rendering families in already disadvantaged communities unable to cope, and it is children who suffer the most in those situations. If we don’t do anything to address this, we will have millions of children growing into adults with emotional, psychological, and social problems. 

 Research has shown that the most effective early intervention to prevent these issues is group-based parenting programmes. Kids Matter’s award-winning parenting programmes equip parents and carers facing disadvantages with confidence, competence, and community, enabling their children to thrive. Everything we do is focused on the country’s most vulnerable children. 

 We engage local churches to use our relational, evidence-informed programmes for families of all faiths and none in their communities.  Skilled peer facilitators from these churches make long term commitments to support families in prisons and in communities across our country. Together, we can build a future where every child in need is raised by a strong family. 

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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!” 

Our Impact

Our frontier vision is to equip the church to reach 10% of children living in the 100 most deprived communities in the UK. This equates to:

44,000

Children

Our Impact: Where we are now

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LOCATIONS

532

FAMILIES REACHED IN LAST 18 MONTHS

137

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92%

of parents say the programme has helped them and their hopes were met

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99%

of parents would recommend to a friend

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82%

of parents finished the 6 weeks feeling confident

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Is there a Kids Matter programme in your community?

Why through the local Church?

The local church is uniquely positioned to reach parents and caregivers facing adversity in their communities because of its large volunteer base and mission oriented purpose.

Want to partner with us?

If you share our vision for equipping parents and caregivers with the skills to build strong relationships within their families, we’d love to be in touch.

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Our Values

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