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Why do children come into care?

There are many reasons why a child may come into the care of social services:

  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Unaccompanied asylum-seeking child
  • Orphaned / no family

Sometimes the plan is for a young person to go back and live with their family, whereas in other situations it is more permanent.

Is St Christopher’s a religious organisation?

Although we began as a religious organisation, we do not have any religious affiliations today. We work with children and young people from all religions, from all corners of the world, and support them to engage in their religion if they have one.

Find out more about our history.

Are you a council?

No, we are not a local authority although we do work closely with them. We are a charity and an independent fostering agency.