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 communities and prisons across our country. Together we can build a future where every child in need is raised by a strong family.