Annual Review 2016-17

Annual Review 2016-17

From our CEO

I joined Kidscape in January of this year, and very early on attended one of our ZAP workshops for severely bullied children. When the children were asked towards the end of the day what message they would give a child experiencing bullying, one young man simply said 'We are with you'. This has stayed with me, and I feel it is my duty as CEO to make sure Kidscape sends this message to every child in need.

When we see another report of a child taking their life, and we hear that they were being bullied at school, or that they had received a string of abusive messages not long before their death, it feels like we have failed.

With your help I want to continue the legacy of my incredible predecessors Michele Elliott and Claude Knights and make sure every child in this country knows they are not on their own and that we are with them. The Kidscape team is mighty and tenacious but we can't do this on our own. Over the next 12 months we want to grow an army of supporters to work alongside us, reaching children and families in communities throughout the UK.

Thank you so much for walking with us thus far, knowing that you are with us gives us the courage to keep going, to persevere, to protect and always to hope.

Lauren Seager-Smith


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