Safe Families for Children is a movement of the church to care for some of the most vulnerable members of our society – children whose parents are going through a hard time.
It’s a simple idea …. we recruit Host Families who voluntarily open up their homes, without pay, taking in the children for a short spell whilst their parent get back on their feet. It’s not fostering and it’s not adoption – just simple kindness and yet it can make a world of difference.
For others who need someone to support them in day to day life we offer a Family Friend, a volunteer who offers to spend some time with them. This could be a few hours a week or otherwise depending on the circumstances.
Our third group of volunteers sign up to provide resources needed by our supported families.
All volunteers complete our volunteer safeguarding and approval process and we are currently contracted to take referrals from Cardiff Children’s Services. Our aim is to expand across other local authorities as others sign up.