Established in 1875 Girls Friendly Society (GFS) is the oldest UK registered charities working to support girls and young women.
We support girls and young women through the difficult transitions from childhood to adolescence to young adulthood by providing opportunities for them to have fun, make friends and develop their understanding about themselves and the world around them to enable them to fulfil their potential and live as independent women.
Our staff of 20 and national network of more than 160 trained volunteers deliver a gender-specific variety of activities, services and support to girls and young women in a safe, single gender, non-judgmental environment throughout England and Wales designed to:
We provide guidance, advice and information about a number of topics, issues and themes including friendship, healthy living, positive relationships, happiness and independent living.
We also support and promote campaigns addressing issues affecting girls and young women such as sexualisation, abusive relationships, discrimination, everyday sexism and the lack of equality in the workplace.
Further information about GFS can be found on our website.