Safe Families

Safe Families is a charity that offers hope, belonging and support to children, families and care leavers across the UK.  

Working with more than 50 local authorities, Safe Families helps churches and community groups to be part of the solution to the increasing isolation felt by families and the high numbers of children going into care. This innovative approach has supported over 21,000 children from over 9,000 families in total and helped reduce the number of children going into care by between 9 and 16%.    

Safe Families volunteers connect with people facing social isolation either as ‘family friends’, offering support when it’s needed, or ‘host families’, opening their homes to children for short stays to give parents a regular break. There is also the ‘resource friend’, who can provide useful items or skills to a family. 

For more information visit: and @safefamiliesuk