SOS Children

SOS Children

SOS Children is a global charity which provides orphans and vulnerable children with a stable and positive family life. We protect and improve the lives of children in 125 countries, working with communities to keep fragmenting families together, and where this is not possible, building new families for children at risk.

Telephone:01223 365589
Email:meryl.davies@soschildren.org
Fax:
Address:Terrington House, 13-15 Hills Road, Cambridge
Postcode:CB2 1NL
Country:United Kingdom
Website: www.soschildren.org
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

SOS Children is a global charity which provides orphans and vulnerable children with a stable and positive family life. We protect and improve the lives of children in 125 countries, working with communities to keep fragmenting families together, and where this is not possible, building new families for children at risk.

Working together with local people and organisations, we identify needs and provide practical and emotional tools for parents and guardians to prevent family breakdown and child abandonment. With a focus on long-term sustainability, we empower caregivers to reach their potential, move towards financial independence and break the cycle of poverty.

When children lose their families and have nothing and no one, we ensure that they can grow up in a safe environment by creating new families. Headed by SOS mothers, families live together in our unique SOS Children’s Villages, which are located in the heart of communities. Children are able to enjoy their childhood and learn skills so that they can develop into active, responsible adults. We establish schools and medical centres to ensure that more children have the opportunity of an education and access to quality medical care. Every year, our programmes reach over two million people.

As a global authority on alternative care, SOS Children works in partnership with the United Nations, advocating for the rights of all children and contributing towards the development of key child protection policies.

Marshall made a substantial contribution to our emergency appeal

Marshall Group helps children in the Philippines

SOS Children would like to thank the Marshall Group for their kind support of its work to help children and families in the Philippines. Their very generous contribution will help the charity continue to provide much-needed care to children whose lives have been turned upside down by last month's typhoon.

18 December 2013Read in full

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SOS Children's Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal 2013

Millions of people across the central Philippines are without food, shelter or safe drinking water in the aftermath of one of the worst storms ever to make landfall. SOS Children is focusing its relief efforts on the Tacloban area, where many have been left with nothing.

20 November 2013Read in full

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Cambridge Friends of SOS Children raise over £20,000 for families in Syria

While civil war continues to devastate lives in Syria, local friends of international charity SOS Children have rallied to help babies, children and their mothers made homeless by the conflict. Guests heard about the charity’s work with children affected by the war at a fundraising event in Cambridge on 6 September hosted by Sir Charles and Lady Chadwyck-Healey.

2 October 2013Read in full

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Baby Nom Nom - gaming for good!

Baby Nom Nom is no ordinary game. Thanks to the generosity of its creators, Playrise Digital, 15% of net profit from this immensely playable and furiously addictive app will help children and families in the care of SOS Children.

14 August 2013Read in full