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.
|Address:||Terrington House, 13-15 Hills Road, Cambridge|
|Membership type:||Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)|
SOS Children is a global charity, based in the heart of Cambridge, 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.
On Sunday 13th July you could be part of Team SOS Children running this year’s British 10k London Run. The charity has 100 places on this year’s event and would love to have you onboard its 2014 Team.
24 April 2014Read in full
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
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
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