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Kids Matter programmes run in the heart of communities or in prisons. They are for parents and carers facing disadvantage and wanting to learn skills to help their children thrive. All our groups run for 6 weeks and are run by our trained facilitators in an informal and warm environment over food and refreshments, using our accessible and evidence-informed materials.


Kids Matter in Community

Kids Matter programmes run in local community settings such as: primary schools, nurseries, community centres and church halls. Kids Matter facilitators coordinate small groups of parents with community links, such as Head Teachers, family coordinators, GPs, Social Services, local family courts and other local parents.

Kids Matter in Prison

Kids Matter programmes work well in prison settings. Our trained facilitators coordinate groups with prison chaplains, Governors and Heads of Education to help parents in prison work on all aspects of family life.

Babies Matter: Transition to Parenthood Programme

The Babies Matter programme aims to support new parents (mums and dads) across the transition to parenthood and through the first year of child’s life.

More details coming soon..

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Kids Matter has given me an insight and better understanding of how to be a better father and what my partner should expect from me as a dad. The organisers are very welcoming and understanding, and I feel this course will be very beneficial for all fathers in prison. I look forward to coming here every Tuesday afternoon and learning more about parenting, and how to have a better relationship with my son.  This course has opened my eyes to my parenting skills and caused me to reconsider my actions upon release. I feel that through this course I will become a better father. 

“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.”

“I’ve realised today that although I have anger issues, I am doing much better than I was a few years ago!”


To find out about your local Kids Matter programme email or call us on 0303 040 1068.

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