We are extremely proud to be associated with the charity Kids Company.
Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996.
They provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.
Their services reach 17,000 children across London, 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.
These exceptionally vulnerable children not only negotiate significant challenges in their family homes, they also face immense threat within their neighbourhoods. Often they are exposed to relentless violence, some are forced into working as drug couriers or prostitutes, and many experience chronic abuse.
Kids Company provide a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. The services and support they provide empower children who have experienced enormous challenges to lead positive and fulfilling lives. Despite great difficulties, the children they work with are hugely courageous and embrace the support they are offered.
In 2007 Kids Company was awarded the Liberty and JUSTICE Human Rights Award. In 2010 they were selected as a ‘Child Poverty Champion’ by the End Child Poverty project for their success in enabling children to achieve their full potential.
Kids Company and 42 the dental practice.
We are very grateful at 42, to have been given the opportunity to carry out special dental treatments on a number of children and young adults referred to us by Kids Company. While the nature of each of their experiences and personal circumstances has presented us with real challenges professionally it has also provided us with a rare an invaluable insight into some of the personal challenges that each of the children face and an opportunity for us to learn from their experiences.
The work is very time consuming and often requires Specialist knowledge and training.
We have only been able to carry out this valuable work because of the direct support of Kids Company.
We feel we have been very privileged to have had this relationship with Kids company and we are extremely grateful for the lessons we've learnt from the inspiring people and support systems set up by the charity.
It's a great organisation.
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