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

Rapid Response

The staff answering the Safe Families hotline receive calls on a daily basis. They hear about all sorts of heartbreaking issues that families are struggling with. More often than not, we’re able to help, which is a credit to the fantastic volunteers who have stepped up over the last couple of years. Sometimes the family… Read more »

My Safe Families Angels

What happened to me in a second on a rainy Wednesday afternoon at the end of May could happen to anybody. It was my worst fear… something happening to me that would make it difficult for me to care for my son alone. I slipped in my garden, and knew immediately that it was more… Read more »

Holding a family together

We’re all absolutely delighted with the difference that has been made. Anna and John became volunteers for Safe Families as ‘empty nesters’ who felt like they had some capacity to help other families who might be struggling at an earlier stage of the parenting journey. Safe Families for Children introduced them to a single dad in a… Read more »

Mother and baby stay on the farm

One of the very special things that some of our volunteers are able to offer is hospitality and care for both mothers and babies. One of our volunteers with a lovely home in rural Tees Valley offered to do just that recently, in response to a pressing need. An inner city single mum, with an… Read more »