Our new on-line peer support service for children in separating families is about to be launched!
It will be the best on-line support for children in separating families anywhere in the world!
We need your help right now to get us to the finishing line. Bethan (11) and Jacob (9) are leading the campaign to raise the £13,000 we still need!
Please, please donate!
Or donate by text! Text "BEOJ47 £10" to 70070.
(You can choose a different amount when you text.)
250,000 children experience the separation of their parents every year and three on-line services for them have closed in the last three years. Children, young people, family lawyers, mediators and barristers have joined forces in a national fund-raising campaign. They really understand what family separation means for children.
Please donate and be part of this wonderful new crowd-funded resource! This is going to be the best on-line support for kids in the middle in the world!
(If you are a larger law firm and reckon you could raise £1000 between all the lawyers and your other staff for Kids in the Middle, then please consider being permanently recognised as a "Partner" in Kids in the Middle - more details here.)
What will KidsintheMiddle.org.uk do?
These are some of the design concepts for the home page, which in August will replace what you see here now.
The site will have videos of young people talking about family separation. We will be appealing to young people to make their own videos to show on the site so that kids in the middle finally have a voice.
The new website will have three messages to children in the middle of it:
- it’s not your fault
- you are not alone
- it’s OK to get help
On the site young people can go further and seek conversation with their peers, peer mentoring and counselling. We have partnered with Mindfull.org and ChildLine to provide these services and we are training special Kids in the Middle peer mentors ready for August.