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Safe Families

What

Safe Families have an ambitious vision to see thousands of local Christians right across the UK offering hope, belonging and support to their community’s most vulnerable children, families and care leavers.

Roles and required commitment

There are three key volunteer roles within Safe Families, each with differing levels of required commitment. These are Host Family, Family Friend, Resources. To find out how to volunteer, pray or donate, visit safefamilies.uk or alternatively, click here to get involved.

Further info

Safe Families already have over 4,500 trained and supported volunteers from over 1,000 churches and community groups across the UK. This year they expect to support 1,300 families, connecting them with these volunteers so they no longer feel isolated and are being supported to stay together and thrive.

These relationships bring hope and practical help, they encourage, they provide the support of a good friend, neighbour, aunt or grandparent that many of us would take for granted. And without whom our own stories could look very different.

The need is huge and there is a growing care crisis with rising numbers of children in care and early help services being cut across the country. Safe Families has a model that works; having effectively demonstrated the ability to reduce the flow of children into care, to sustain families in the community and to increase the sense of hope and connection that families have; ultimately enabling them to thrive, happy and secure.

Between 2018 - 2021, as a result of Heart Church volunteers, 52 families have been supported, with 111 children benefiting.

Get involved

To find out how to volunteer, pray or donate, visit safefamilies.uk or alternatively, click here to get involved.