As a charity we fundraise and put together backpacks to support hospitals in providing comfort and dignity to children, young people and mothers.

Kits for children & young people entering emergency foster care via A&E

This year in the UK, over 37,000 children and young people will enter the care system.1 That’s 102 a day1. Many children and young people enter the system via A&E due to a crisis within their family such as abuse or an unexpected death, some even due to trafficking.

These children and young people are often entering scared and confused. They may have not even had time to get their head around the situation or may be too young to do so2.

Back in 2018, we saw an opportunity to improve their comfort by providing them with a ‘Kit’ – a backpack full of essentials they might need to spend a night away from home along with some comforts.

Kits for children & young people in need of comfort at hospital

Kits for New and Expectant Mothers arriving at hospital with no belongings

We saw an opportunity whilst providing kits to improve a child’s comfort, to do the same for expectant mothers and their babies who would be entering the world at a time of great uncertainty.

1. Information obtained from Home for Good (11 November 2021).
2. Information obtained from The National Fostering Group.

Photo of brown bear plush toy on brown textile by Anastasiia Krutota on Unsplash.
Photo of white sheep baby mobile by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash.