Carefree Kids is a children’s charity based in the London Borough of Waltham Forest
Since 2004 we have been providing emotional support to children, teenagers and their parents and carers.
We use non-directive therapeutic play, art therapy, dramatherapy and dance/movement therapy to help release troubling emotions that may be difficult to communicate verbally or in other ways.
We have been nominated by Barchester Green Investment for the Aviva Community Fund. If you register now you will get 10 votes — you can spread them around or use them all to support us! The winning charity will receive £5, 000! Vote now using the link below:
Summer Study Day
Saturday 20 June 2015
RSVP by: Wednesday 17 June 2015
We are holding our summer term study day at Forest School. All welcome — volunteers old and new/other interested parties. Free entry.
Find out more and how to book: Study Day 20 June 2015
Today we’re launching an appeal to raise funds for our Learning and Resource Centre, which is vital to our work. Please donate! Read more …
Download a handy free Carefree Kids calendar showing Waltham Forest school dates. There’s also a version without school dates. Click here for your 2015 Calendar.
Ten local teenagers recruited through The Challenge — a charity that runs youth and community programmes with the aim of mixing diverse groups of people with each other — raised £338 for Carefree Kids in just a few hours this summer — money that will go towards buying a new laptop for Carefree Kids’ training work. Read more …
New videos added
See our two videos, made for us at no charge by Chime Communications. This video is hosted on YouTube. Carefree Kids is not responsible for any other material shown by YouTube and cannot control suggestions that YouTube may make of other videos to watch.
Update 4 February 2015: See our new video My Brilliant Moment from Community Channel TV on YouTube where Ros Kane explains what inspired her to found Carefree Kids.
‘I know it is not just the work I am doing, but it feels great to think that I have been part of the change. Hearing that was better than getting paid or winning the lottery!’
Parent to our social work student
‘Carefree Kids were so easy to talk to, they listened and gave so much support, becoming very much a friend.’
Parent and volunteer with Carefree Kids
‘I do not believe I would have the relationships I have with my own children if I had not been taught a different way and to view children in a different light.’