SOS Children’s Villages is a global charity working to ensure that children everywhere have the right to grow up feeling loved, safe and supported. We work with children and families living through poverty, conflict, man-made and natural disasters to ensure children can have the childhood, and the life, they deserve. And by supporting them to grow into resilient and independent adults who can contribute to their communities, we are helping to bring about positive and lasting change.
SOS Children’s Villages UK is part of a global federation of 140 local SOS Children’s Villages Associations. Together, we work in 136 countries and territories worldwide to ensure that children grow up in a stable environment where they feel loved, safe and supported. Despite our global reach, we take a local approach. Our programmes are locally planned and run by in-country SOS child-welfare experts. They understand the community because they are a part of it. They are cognizant of local customs, practices and belief-systems because they share them, or live amongst them. and they can help effectively because they have longestablished relationships with local and national government bodies, suppliers and community leaders.
SOS UK’s values are at the heart of everything we do, and they are;
• Collaborative: We work together to sustainably improve the lives of children and families
• Authentic: We are open, honest and transparent in everything we do
• Learning: We respect diversity, are open-minded, and listen and learn from others
• Ambitious: We want to achieve lasting change for children and families.