Help Save the Children stop children being robbed of their childhood

 

What’s happening?

Save the Children have conducted a report into the eight main reasons that children are robbed of their childhood. Childhood ends far too early for millions of children around the world, and the impact is often felt for the rest of their lives.

The eight main reasons why children are robbed of their childhood are marriage, pregnancy, child labour, malnutrition, lack of education violence, conflict in their home town and death.

Save the Children’s efforts

Save the Children have programs are designed to tackle the issues that limit childhood. By supporting Save the Children, you can help make sure children get a healthy start in life, an education, protection from harm and a better chance of a bright future. Save the Children are also calling on world leaders to value every child’s right to survive, thrive and be protected by following through on the commitments they made under the Sustainable Development Goals.

How you can help

Every child has the right to a childhood – a time in life to learn, play, grow, develop, and feel safe and protected. Join with Save the Children and take action today by signing the petition.

https://act.savethechildren.net/savechildrenaus/stolen-childhoods/action/

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

 

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