Kids Matter partners with local churches and Christian charities with a family oriented mission, as well as organisations that share a vision for reaching parents and carers facing disadvantage where they are. Our 6 week, evidence-informed programme is effective and accessible. Trained facilitators, who are also parents, run groups, which are coordinated by community links with pre-existing community relationships.
How to become a Kids Matter partner?
If your church is interested in a partnership with Kids Matter we’d love to talk to you and also invite you to a Taster Session, which will give you a chance to learn more. Our partnerships are based on an annual contract with churches. For details of fees and terms, please contact our team and we would be happy to answer any questions.
Role of the Church
Kids Matter looks to the church leader to suggest someone eligible for training as a Kids Matter facilitator. This could be a staff member or volunteer who is either a parent or who has extensive experience working with children. The nominated individual needs to have direct access to parents (to invite) or have links with others in the community who can invite parents for them. The provision of child care is crucial to the success of our programme, as are refreshments and a venue to host parenting groups.
Role of Kids Matter
We are keen to support the Church in its mission to draw alongside families facing disadvantage in their local communities; we therefore offer all our facilitators regular telephone and face-to-face support to run our parenting groups, along with workshops and opportunities to network with others in our Kids Matter community.
Kids Matter in Community
Our parenting programme offers parents and caregivers practical tips and skills on how to make family life more successful.
Kids Matter in Prison
Our parenting programme gives parents in prison the tools to build relationships with their children.