Parents for Children

Here is a picture of a girl with her face painted as a cat. Parents for Children is a charity that specialises in finding loving, caring families for children with exceptional needs. We work throughout the UK to find permanent homes for children who have profound emotional, learning or physical disabilities. Without our help, many of these children would otherwise remain in residential care or face many disruptive moves.

ONLINE entries are NOW OPEN for five2go Race Series

Here is a picture of the riverside path of the River Lee at St Margarets, Hertfordshire.five2go logoWith five years to go until 2012 Parents for Children is delighted to announce a series of running events around the outstanding Lee Valley Park. The inaugural five2go Lee Valley Trail Marathon will take place on Saturday 10 November 2007, along with exciting 5k Fun Run, and a 1k Fun Run for children on Hackney East Marsh for children. You can enter online at Runners' World, or download entry forms for the marathon here and the 5k Fun Run here. Entries for the 1k Fun Run will be on the day. Click here for information on how you can volunteer to help on day.

Children need loving families

We are currently looking for loving, permanent homes for several children including Christina, Jessica, George, James and Michael.

Christina  Jessica
 This is a picture of George who is looking for a family.  
Here is a picture of James who is looking for a family
 Here is a picture of Michael who is looking for a family
George James Michael

We need your help

Here is a picture of some teddy bears at our 30th birthday celebrations. We are a small charity and we depend on your help to run our services. You can help us by a direct donation or by fundraising for us. We'd love to hear from you if you have fundraising ideas or if you would like to volunteer to help us.

If you would like to talk to us about offering a home to one of these children, please call us on 020 7520 2880.

Our foster carers

We currently have several foster carers with vacancies for children. If you are with a local authority you can review our current list here. If you would like to talk to us about placing a child with one of our carers, please call us on 020 7520 2881/5.

The drawings are by young artists, Danielle and Catherine, who were asked to draw their new families.

Photos of children seeking families are used with permission of local authorities. Photo of St Margarets © Parents for Children. Photos of girl with painted face and teddy bears © Rolf Marriott. Other photos ©



Michael, 6 1/2 Years Old, Needs a Family
...Could it be you?
James, 3 Years Old Needs a Family
...Could it be you?
Exciting Volunteer Opportunities available
Parents for Children, a small, dynamic charity require various volunteers for a variety of events and social work opportunities.
Emma's Story
A fabulous result from our BBC Radio 4 appeal in 2006
Volunteers needed
Five2go is an exciting series of running events in and around the Lee Valley Park.
Christina, nearly 2, needs a family
Could you be Christina's family?