KIDS is a national charity, founded in 1970, that provides a wide range of services to disabled children, young people and their families in England. Last year, 13,700 disabled children from birth to 25 years benefitted from our work. Our services include: drop-in crèches and nurseries for the under 5s to youth clubs, short breaks and residential stays for young adults. Commissioners and users appreciate the high quality of our information, advice and mediation services and 96% of parents say they are happy with the KIDS services they receive.
"As a member of KIDS’ Young People’s Engagement Group (YPEG), I have become more confident and have made lots of friends as well. It’s helped me become the person that I am."
“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 aim to empower disabled children and young people to develop their skills and achieve their aspirations. We create opportunities for them to take part in play, learning, leisure, skills training and social activities. Our success is based upon building a close partnership with parents, carers and siblings and helping them find solutions to the obstacles they meet in daily life.
KIDS’ vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations.
KIDS’ mission is to support and empower disabled children and young people to have fun, learn and grow with confidence into adulthood.
View our Corporate Strategy
Find out more about how we are adapting our services during the coronavirus emergency and An Open Letter to our Families from our Chief Executive.
A journey through the history of our charity and how we have developed over the years
Celebrating our key achievements, an in-depth look into our financial statements and an insight into our gender gap report