“We have seen Kids Matter work in several different contexts here on the Isle of Dogs, with local parents growing in confidence in their own parenting, and encouraging each other. It’s been a great way to build community – no-one should have to face the challenges of parenting alone.”
Quote from Fuzz, a Kids Matter Facilitator
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.
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 is a] parenting programme with a difference: connecting churches with communities, breaking down barriers, practically showing the love of Jesus, relationship building.”
Quote from Facilitator
IN 4 AREAS
LONDON & SOUTH EAST
EAST OF ENGLAND
4 days of training from the experienced Kids Matter team
Lots of practice and space to ask questions
Strategy for reaching your community
Opportunity to learn with peers in similar ministry
Upcoming Training Dates
8th, 9th, 15th & 16th
12th, 13th, 19th & 20th
14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd
Are you a church or charity with a heart for family and a desire to see lasting change in our society starting with stronger families and stronger communities? If so, Kids Matter could be the answer to reaching and supporting parents facing adversity in your community.