KIDS are a national charity, founded over 45 years ago, providing a wide range of support services to disabled children, young people and their families. We support children with any disability from birth to 25 years of age. We offer our support to the whole family with the aim of giving disabled children a brighter future.
“Your involvement with my family has meant huge practical help during a difficult time. I think the key thing is that KIDS does stuff with and for the whole family, not just the child. I am sure that yours is the kind of service that helps prevent family break up as a result of the strains that child with a disability brings.”
We cannot change a diagnosis and we cannot cure but we can, and we do, make a very real difference to the lives of families with a disabled child through high quality, practical and tailored services delivered by dedicated professional staff.
KIDS provides over 120 different services and works with 80 local authorities throughout England. Last year we supported over 11,000 children.
KIDS’ vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations.
For over 45 years KIDS has worked across England supporting disabled children, young people and their families, helping them cope with their disabilities and making sure they are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential.
We are passionate about making a life-changing, positive difference to the lives of disabled children and young people and their families.
Everything we do places the child at the centre of our support, our services then focus on providing care, which wraps around the child within their family.
We work with children, young people and families in three main areas of their lives - we call these our “circles of support”, and they are demonstrated in the diagram below:
KIDS is unique: there is no other organisation dedicated to providing such an extensive range of services to disabled children and young people from birth to 25 years, irrespective of their disability needs.