Thank you for your support – your donation will help us to fulfill the following priorities for our children.

We would be most grateful if you would consider making a contribution towards any of the following by completing the donation form below:

Oakwood House

The funds we secure from our generous benefactors and trusts are absolutely essential in enabling us to build more beds and develop our services to meet the increasing demand from children in need of our specialist care.  We are indebted to all those who are continuing to support us at this time as we seek funds to help us meet the costs of our new home due to open in January 2021.

Merrywood play therapy hut

We need to acquire a multi-purpose, 9 metres square, play therapy hut which will be located in the garden of Merrywood House providing space for family work and art therapy serving the need of all the young people in residence. Both the children and care staff at have requested an additional quiet therapeutic space where the children can explore their feelings through art and other creative activities. 

We recently built a similar structure at Greenfields House thanks to the support of our Kent Friends’ Committee.

Placement & Family Support

Our specialist Placement & Family Support service works closely with family members of the children referred to us to facilitate and support their relationships, and to repair them if they have been damaged or if they are damaging to the children. The service is available to support the whole family and network of each child in our care.  This service is not funded by local authorities.

Virtual Learning Environment

In response to Covid we have adapted our iST training to be delivered online.  We require a digital platform, integrated with our new website which is accessible by students and course tutors to facilitate this.

For more information please contact cking@childhoodfirst.org.uk