Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. We provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable children and young people.
We reach 36,000 children across London, Bristol and Liverpool including the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges. For many, the roles of adult and child are reversed and, despite profound love, both struggle to survive.
Many of those we support have experienced multiple trauma and neglect and live in severe deprivation. No matter how complex a child’s needs are, they will never be turned away.
We work across four street level centres, two therapy houses dealing with extreme trauma, five alternative education centres, and in over 40 schools. Our therapeutic work helps children and young people to manage the devastating effects of trauma and abuse and is complemented by practical support providing bare essentials such as food, clothing and bedding, together with longer term support for education, training and employment.
Our work is made possible by our amazing staff, and the tremendous volunteers and mentors who give their valuable time and skills. The majority of our annual £24.3m funding comes from the generosity of public and corporate donations as well as from Trusts and Foundations. We also receive a restricted government grant.