We provide at risk and disadvantaged children with emotional support, confidential advice and much needed respite through small group holidays. We work with children aged 6-13 in the Bristol area.
We help children who may have never known a secure loving family environment and nearly all of the children we see are from single parent, unemployed or very low income families. The children who take part in our educational small group holidays may have behavioral problems or have been neglected or mentally, emotionally, sexually or physically abused. Some have never been on a holiday before in their life. These children are not the least able; they have been disabled by their circumstances and rarely achieve their potential in academic or general terms.
The Trust works one to one with the children on the holidays, addressing specific issues aimed at improving family/school life for them. Through this emotional and practical support, many children have expressed their deep felt anxieties and fears including on occasions disclosures of abuse. With any information of this type, it is our legal responsibility to ensure this information is passed onto the relevant social services department, school child protection team and parents/carers as is deemed suitable and safe for the child whilst we continue to support the child.
SGH Trust aims to:
- We teach manners, living with others, respecting each other/ property, taking turns, sharing, and life skills like caring for themselves, self control, tolerance, personal space, making relationships.
- That there is another way to live and there are adults who you can trust to care for you, mean what they say and say what they mean.
- These holidays help keep the children in the curriculum as they are designed to meet their needs and help build their self esteem. Many children are often too scared to go away on normal school camps.
- With emotional and practical support we work one to one with the children on the holidays, addressing specific issues aimed at improving family/school life for them.
Established: July 2012
Registered Charity Number: 1149647
Board members: 3
Phone number: 0788 407 4419
Address: 7 STANLEY ROAD WARMLEY BRISTOL BS15 4NUView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
Children's Small Group HolidaysThe Trust works one to one with the children on the holidays, addressing specific issues a... More