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In line with current UK Government advice around slowing Coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission, we have taken the very sad decision to put our residential and mentoring projects on hold for the time being. We will be monitoring the situation closely so we can resume projects as soon as it is safe to do so (we hope by the summer holidays). You can still sign up to volunteer on our future projects here

To support our young people whilst schools are closed, we have launched Thrive Inside - a new project matching our existing volunteers with children we know well who need support. All support is provided remotely. If you'd like to help support Thrive Inside you can read more and donate here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/free-to-be-kids-thrive-inside-covid19-response

Until it is possible to know with more certainty what the impact of Coronavirus on our summer programmes will be, we are pausing work on all projects other than Thrive Inside. Some staff will not be working during this period and it may therefore take us longer to get back to you. The best way to reach us during this time is via: hello@freetobekids.org.uk. As soon as the situation evolves and it becomes more possible to effectively plan projects Free to Be will be back and raring to go.

Supporting childhoods with nature, nurture & love

                    is a growing London based charity supporting children & young people who are struggling with social or emotional difficulties, and helping to create lasting change for vulnerable children's emotional health.



Our volunteers work with disadvantaged children across London to rebuild self-esteem, boost resilience and to help explore challenging emotions and ways of managing. We do this via a range of therapeutic adventures & countryside based respite residentials, in all seasons, as well as through creative termtime afterschool groups. 



We work using the inherent power of the outdoors, animals, nature and the arts. We believe in childhood, muddy trainers, new challenges, self expression, and real human relationships. Our aim is to open up a sense of adventure, freedom and possibility for children who are struggling, whatever life's circumstances.



Above all we believe that every child deserves to feel wanted, special and valued and to experience joy and adventure within their childhood. Free To Be is largely volunteer run and relies on the support of hundreds of like minded individuals each year.

Free To Be

"It helps you be just who you want to be"

(Young leader)

Therapeutic residentials...

build resilience, confidence & social skills through nature.

Creative afterschool clubs...

offer safe spaces for growth and learning new skills.


Leaders Programme

volunteering and leadership for 14-18 year olds.

Individual  mentoring...

provides long term consistency for vulnerable children.

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Free To Be Kids, CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover St, London SE1 4YR

0203 778 0323

Registered Charity Number: 1165678

© 2016 Free To Be Kids

Icons & graphics credits: Nas Ztudio, Freepik, Dreamtime & flaticon.com

Logo design: Theo Inglis