Children and families

Often the hardest hit by poverty, social hardship and exclusion.

Figures of child poverty in the UK are alarmingly high and children growing up in deprived areas face a world of unequal opportunities. Our members are working with families and children in nurseries, schools and day centres and provide counselling as well as social care.

Sector: Children and families

Brentwood Catholic Chidren’s Society (BCCS)


Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society provides early intervention care to children in need in Essex and East London. Working with schools in the diocese they help to improve lives on a daily basis by providing counselling for children and young adults up to the age of eighteen, addressing difficulties that may… More

CCS Adoption


CCS Adoption is an adoption agency based in Bristol covering much of the South-West. As well as providing adoption, CCS adoption gives information, support and counselling to all those involved in adoption. CCS adoption hold records of adoptive placements made through the Catholic Children’s Society  and give advice for adoptive… More

Cardinal Hume Centre

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The Cardinal Hume Centre in Westminster works with homeless young people and the local community.  The Cardinal Hume Centre, a thirty-two bed hostel for 16-25 year- olds, gives a place to call home and the support needed to turn lives around. Its staff and volunteers enable people to gain the… More

Caritas Care

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Caritas Care provides adoption, fostering, learning disability services and community projects in Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Caritas Care have been finding new families for children who can no longer live with their birth families since 1943 and provide numerous adoption support services. The organization has a number of projects… More

Caritas Diocese of Salford

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Caritas Salford is the independent charitable arm of the Diocese of Salford, which covers Greater Manchester and East Lancashire. They promote social justice through service, care and advocacy and envision a community where all people, particularly those experiencing disadvantage or discrimination, are welcomed, valued and supported to reach their full… More

Caritas Westminster

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Caritas Westminster is an agency of the Diocese that connects diocesan agencies, charities and statutory agencies with local initiatives such as parish projects. The work of Caritas is complemented by The John Southworth Fund, the Deaf Service, and St Joseph Pastoral Centre. Current initiatives at Caritas Westminster include the Caritas… More

Catholic Agency for Racial Justice (CARJ)

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CARJ supports people from diverse backgrounds, working with Catholic Dioceses and Parishes, raising awareness and providing education for racial justice, promoting spiritual growth and development, and undertaking advocacy. CARJ have an educational schools project, work to support travellers and protect their rights, and run an Urban Network project bringing together those who wish… More

Catholic Care Leeds

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Catholic Care is a charitable organisation working on behalf of the diocese of Leeds. Catholic Care  supports children, older people, disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages. Their work currently includes adoption and family finding services, supported living for people with learning disability, two care homes for children, volunteer work… More


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The network

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