Statement from Family Lives Regarding The Closure of Kids Company

“Family Lives recognises the devastating effect of services no longer available to vulnerable families as a result of the closure of Kids Company. We are a leading family support charity, offering help to families with a multitude of issues including divorce and separation, bullying, parenting teenagers and parental and child mental health and wellbeing issues.

We are responding directly to the request for charities to step forward to offer support to those affected by recent closures. Parents or children can call our free helpline on 0808 800 2222, visit www.familylives.org.uk and www.bullying.co.uk.

Every year Family Lives provides a safety net for over 1.5 million families and has provided vital support for over 35 years thanks to our trained and dedicated body of volunteers who provide the majority of our support services.“

Jeremy Todd, Family Lives Chief Executive

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