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 to high professional standards and in partnership with schools in the diocese, we help to improve lives on a daily basis. Our qualified social workers are fully supervised and universally appreciated.

Cabrini Children’s Society

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Cabrini transforms the lives of children, their families and the communities they live in by giving them roots and wings – a sense of self-worth and the chance to fly towards their potential. Our range of innovative services includes OFSTED Outstanding adoption and fostering services, as well as post-adoption support… More

CCS Adoption


CCS Adoption (Clifton Children’s Society)  is a supportive and independent adoption agency based in Bristol. We cover the areas of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Cardinal Hume Centre

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The Cardinal Hume Centre in Westminster works with homeless young people and the local community. Its staff and volunteers enable people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. It does this by focusing on four critical areas of need: income, housing, education, and legal status.

Caritas Care

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Caritas Care provides adoption, fostering, learning disability services & community projects in Cumbria, Lancashire & Greater Manchester.

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. Inspired by Catholic Social Teaching, 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… More

Caritas Westminster

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Caritas Diocese of Westminster (CDOW) 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.

Catholic Agency for Racial Justice (CARJ)

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CARJ is an independent charity and an Agency of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, established in 1984. CARJ works to support people from diverse backgrounds, Catholic Dioceses and Parishes, raises awareness and provides education for racial justice, promotes spiritual growth and development, and undertakes advocacy.  


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The network

Get to know the network of charities and Dioceses working on the front line: