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.



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Latest news

 

Carefree Grooves Concert Wednesday 15 July 2015 — Book now!

Book now and get into the Carefree Grooves with our charity fundraising concert featuring local musicians on Wednesday 15 July 2015.

An exciting and vibrant evening featuring Afro-beat, Reggae, West African Percussion, Folk and Poetry

Read more: Carefree Grooves Concert and how to book tickets

New job vacancy

Operational & Therapeutic Services Coordinator (job-share)

We are seeking a qualified therapist, with strong operational skills and experience, for a job-share Co-ordinator role.

  • Hours: 14 hours per week initially, ideally to be worked on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Salary: £30,600 Per Annum (Pro-rata)
  • Contract: Fixed term to 31 August 2016 and beyond, pending funding
  • Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 10 June 2015
  • Interviews:   Wednesday 17 and Friday 19 July 2015

More information: Full details with job description, person specification and application form here.

We have been nominated!

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

9.30am-4pm

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

Learning and Resource CentreCarefree Kids launches Learning and Resource Centre appeal

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 2015 Calendar

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.

Local teenagers raise £338 for Carefree Kids in just a few hours

The Challenge fundraising on Walthamstow MarketTen 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.

Parent to our social work student

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‘Carefree Kids were so easy to talk to, they listened and gave so much support, becoming very much a friend.’

Child to volunteer

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“You are the only one that listens to me”

Attendee at our summer study day

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‘Thank you for a great study day. It was really interesting and inspiring.  It was nice to meet other people connected to CFK and I enjoyed being outside on such a nice day.’