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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.


Our Vision

Child suffering is increasing at an alarming rate. Rising poverty across the UK, is rendering families in already disadvantaged communities unable to cope and it is the children who suffer the most with a range of emotional, psychological and social problems. Parental imprisonment can also have an adverse impact on child development

Research has shown that the most effective, early intervention to help children is group based parenting programmes. Our highly effective parenting programmes equip parents and carers in the community and in prison who are facing disadvantages with confidence, competence and community, enabling their children to thrive. Everything we do is focused on the country’s vulnerable children.

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

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“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!’”

Our Impact: Where We Are Now







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

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of parents would recommend to a friend

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of parents finished the 6 weeks improved confidence

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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 carers 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

Kids Matter Values

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