Safe Families for Children
The Souter Charitable Trust has entered into a new 2 year commitment with Safe Families for Children.
Safe Families believe that no one should be alone. They have a vision to see thousands of local Christians right across the UK offering hope, belonging and support to their community’s most vulnerable children, families and care leavers.
Safe Families already have over 4,900 trained and supported volunteers from over 1,000 churches and community groups across the UK. This year they expect to support 1,400 families, connecting them with these volunteers so they no longer feel isolated and are being supported to stay together and thrive.
These relationships bring hope and practical help, they encourage, they provide the support of a good friend, neighbour, aunt or grandparent that many of us would take for granted. And without whom our own stories could look very different.
The need is huge and there is a growing care crisis with rising numbers of children in care and early help services being cut across the country. Safe Families has a model that works; having effectively demonstrated the ability to reduce the flow of children into care, to sustain families in the community and to increase the sense of hope and connection that families have; ultimately enabling them to thrive, happy and secure.
The funding awarded by the Souter Charitable Trust will allow Safe Families to start and establish their work in Perth and Kinross, supporting 100+ families in the area.
Safe Families CEO Kat Osborn said “We are so grateful to the Souter Charitable Trust for partnering with us to bring hope and belonging to some of the most isolated families in Perth and Kinross through local volunteers and communities.””