Help us change lives

Every child should have an equal opportunity to play, learn, grow and thrive. Your support can help make that a reality.

Manifesto for Change

We’ve identified five clear areas where Government action is needed to transform the lives of disabled children and young people.

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The Cliff Edge

A good transition into adulthood should be the reality for all, including young people with SEND.

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Young People's Hub

Our online platform created by young disabled people. Learn something new, get support, and make your voice heard.

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A world where all kinds of kids have all kinds of opportunities

Childhood should be a joyful time. But some children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are defined by what they cannot do. That’s wrong.

Every child should have an equal opportunity to play, learn, grow and thrive.

We create life-changing opportunities by providing a wide range of support. Together, we’ll empower disabled children to stand up for their rights.

Do something amazing!

Take on a challenge for Kids and help create a world where all kinds of children and young people have all kinds of opportunities.

Run a half marathon or a marathon, skydive, get muddy, bike ride, or take on a sponsored walk.

Read our latest news and real life stories

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CEO blog post
8 Jul 2024

Reflections on the new government and the broken SEND system

Kids Chief Executive Katie Ghose's thoughts on long-term opportunities and immediate fixes

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Real-life stories
2 Jul 2024

Tabatha’s story – Disability Pride Month 

Tabs shares their journey as a person with SEND finding employment at Kids, and empowering young people to speak up.

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CEO blog post
14 May 2024

Celebrating Lady Marjory Allen

Our Chief Executive, Katie Ghose, reflects on the legacy of Lady Marjory Allen, who inspired our Lady Allen Playground in Wandsworth.

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2 May 2024

Kids releases revealing report: On the Cliff Edge

Our report documents the experience of young people with SEND as they move from childhood into adulthood.

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22 Apr 2024

London Marathon runners raise over £77,000 for Kids 

On Sunday 21st April, 54 runners completed the London Marathon for Kids. Read more.

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Early years
12 Apr 2024

Sharon’s story

Sharon explains how Kids' early intervention helped her children with SEND thrive. 

Fundraising stories
9 Apr 2024

Georgina’s story: running the London Marathon 2024

Georgina is running the London Marathon to raise money for children with SEND. Read her story.

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Early years
19 Mar 2024

Only 6% of local authorities offer enough SEND childcare  

Coram Family and Childcare released the Childcare Survey 2024 results. Read our response.

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Real-life stories
18 Mar 2024

Donna’s story

This Neurodiversity Celebration Week, Donna shares her experiences learning about herself and making friends through our Nurturing Anchors workshops.

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Real-life stories
18 Mar 2024

Allie’s story

Allie attended our workshops to build confidence and meet other parents of neurodivergent children in the naval community.

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Early years
6 Mar 2024

Our response to the Spring Budget – 2024

Once again over 1 in 10 of the UK’s children have gone unseen and unheard. Read our response to the Spring Budget.

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Fundraising stories
29 Feb 2024

Training for the London Marathon: Shane’s story

Shane is taking on the London Marathon with team Kids. Read on to find out why he chose to support Kids, and how his training is going.

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8 Feb 2024

Our response to the Disability Action Plan

The Government has released its long-awaited Disability Action Plan. Read our response.

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19 Jan 2024

The Prime Minister visits Kids nursery

Rishi Sunak's visit to our Basingstoke nursery provided an opportunity to experience a truly inclusive setting. Read more.

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Real-life stories
11 Jan 2024

Lyndsey’s story

Read about Lyndsey, aged 13, who became a young carer when her dad suffered a stroke.

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Real-life stories
11 Jan 2024

Mary’s story

Read about Mary, a 16-year-old young carer who looks after her mum and brother.