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 are delighted to let you know that Carefree Kids has been selected as one of the Community Matters charities for the month of October 2015 at Waitrose Stratford in Westfield Stratford City.
If you happen to be shopping in the branch do please put your green coins in the Carefree Kids box!
Our benefit concert Carefree Grooves at Ye Olde Rose & Crown on 15 July was a great success — a full-house, all tickets sold and it raised just over £1,400.
One of our valued volunteers have recently started a blog / reading group online that meets live between 8pm and 9pm on Thursday evenings. Read more …
Summer Study Day
Saturday 20 June 2015
Read more: 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.
Class teacher about a child excluded three times for aggression
“S is much calmer in class and has changed a lot. Her behaviour is much better. She will sit and concentrate. She did a maths test recently and moved up two sub-levels. This is unheard of for S. and I didn't believe it so I made her take it again. And she did it again!”
‘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!’
Child to volunteer
“You are the only one that listens to me”