Carefree Kids logoCarefree Kids was set up by Ros Kane who qualified with the Guild of Psychotherapists in 1983.

In 1992, Ros sat in the office of a head teacher at a local primary school who said, ‘There are at least eight children in this school who will commit homicide or suicide by the age of twenty.’

Ros’s reaction was: ‘If we know this, why on earth isn’t something being done about it?’ Carefree Kids eventually came into being as a result.

Ros knew that there were many local people wanting to help children’s emotional health but, for one reason or another, could not enrol on an accredited course. By harnessing their enthusiasm as volunteers, and training and supervising them, some of the gap in provision could be filled.

The charity (formally established in 2005) has grown from its first days based in Ros’s spare room in Leytonstone, via two rooms in Greater London House, Leytonstone, to its present location in three rooms at Community Place in Leyton, at the centre of the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Contact: cfk@carefreekids.co.uk