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Recruiting Volunteer Befrienders Now

Do you have a few hours to spare each week to visit and support a parent who may feel lonely and isolated or have problems a befriender can provide a listening ear for or practical help. By helping the parent this has a positive impact upon the whole family, improving children's lives and prospects.

Being a Befriender is also good for you. It has been shown to improve people’s confidence, emotional health and well-being and improve their prospects in the job market by increasing their skills and awareness.

Befrienders are fully trained to provide support and expenses are reimbursed. The only requirement is that you are a parent yourself, are non judgemental, and are able to offer a few hours each week on a regular basis.

If you think you may be interested in becoming a volunteer Befriender and joining our training course beginning Thursday 20th September, contact us for more information and an application form, there's no obligation: 01782 863762; info@cafstaffordshire.org.uk

Amazon Smile

We'd like to ask you to raise money for CAFS and it won't cost you anything?

If you use Amazon to purchase items, you can raise money for CAFS by registering with Amazon Smile and choosing Children & Families Staffordshire to benefit. We'll then receive 0.5% of any purchases you make.

Its really easy. Please give it a go. amazon smile CAFS

Potto Lotto

We've launched our Lottery page

Support us and win prizes of up to £25,000. 50% of all tickets sold from our page go to CAFS, plus 10% goes to other good causes in Stoke on Trent. Tickets cost just £1 per week.

To start supporting visit potto lotto CAFS


What is CAFS?

CAFS is an acornym for Children & Families Staffordshire - a charitable incorporated organisation set up in April 2015 to ensure all children & young people have the opportunities and support they need to be successful in life.

What are CAFS aims?

We aim to ensure all children and young people are supported to access the opportunities and support they need to be successful during childhood and into adulthood. The service endeavours to be preventative and is provided early in a child's/young person's life, before situations and issues escalate.

Why do families need support?

Families live with many issues and complications, some of which can have a negative effect on children's health and wellbeing and have the potential to escalate into more serious situations.

CAFS - Supporting our Families

This means that we are supporting our local families here in Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding area. Our service is child focussed. See ways in which we support children.

“89% of people agree that if we want to have any hope of mending our broken society, family and parenting is where we’ve got to start.” Centre for Social justice: Breakthrough Britain July 2014




“A child’s relationships and learning experiences in the family have more influence on future achievements than ability, material circumstances or the quality of pre school and school provision.” ” sylvia et al




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