Press Releases

As Safe Families for Children expands, please visit this webpage regularly for training dates, press coverage, reports, news and updates.

Safe Families Expands Into Cumbria

Safe Families for Children will expand into west Cumbria in a new initiative jointly funded by Cumbria County Council and The Big Lottery.

Community support proves to be a mental health game-changer

A survey of 500 vulnerable families supported by volunteers from charity, Safe Families for Children, has evidenced significant mental health benefits from community support. Struggling families seen to maintain or increase in confidence (93%) and wellbeing (91%) after volunteer support from the community had taken place. Families facing challenges such as: isolation, mental or physical… Read more »

Charity and Local Authority Partnership Sees Children Kept Out of Care System

An innovative young charity is helping local authorities reduce the flow of children going into the care system and saving thousands of pounds. North Tyneside Council has been working with charity Safe Families for Children since early 2015 and has recently reported a potential reduction in the flow of children into care of up to… Read more »

Award-winning children’s charity expands into Somerset

Safe Families for Children has secured a £120k grant from the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts to expand its work from Southampton, Bournemouth and Hampshire further along the South Coast to South Somerset and Mendip where it will work with Somerset County Council to support vulnerable families.