Childs Vision Have Been Named Children’s Charity of the Year!

Earlier this month, Maidstone based, registered charity Child’s Vision was awarded a prestigious accolade at the London and Southeast Prestige charity awards.

Rachael Hudson, Child’s Vision CEO, along with Claire Hadlow, Sharon Gambell and Trustees Brian Hadlow and Gary Maxwell, were present at the ceremony at Gorse Hill Hotel, Surrey and accepted the award for Children’s Charity of the Year.

Hear From the Judging Panel…

The judging panel commented that: “The judges were particularly impressed by the dedication from the team at Child’s Vision charity to elevate the status of the child during a domestic abuse case. Most reported cases focus on the victim encounter, which of course is crucial, but the aftercare often leaves children out of the equation. Child’s Vision charity seeks to address this imbalance of care and their services work hard to ensure every effort is made to reduce the chances of a situation occurring again.”

The judging panel commented that: “The judges were particularly impressed by the dedication from the team at Child’s Vision charity to elevate the status of the child during a domestic abuse case. Most reported cases focus on the victim encounter, which of course is crucial, but the aftercare often leaves children out of the equation. Child’s Vision charity seeks to address this imbalance of care and their services work hard to ensure every effort is made to reduce the chances of a situation occurring again.”

Child’s Vision supported their nomination to these awards with evidence of their work, positive feedback from their service users, information on previous accreditation and recognition as well as highlighting the most outstanding parts of their organisation.

The judging panel based their decision upon areas such as service excellence, quality of the service provided, innovative practices, value, ethical or sustainable methods of working, as well as consistency in performance. The winners selected are those who can best demonstrate their strengths in these areas.

Hear from the Charity Staff…

Rachael Hudson said: “I am immensely proud of the recognition and support of the dedicated team of staff and volunteers that make Child’s Vision, not only an award-winning charity, but a very special charity that makes a measured/marked improvement/difference to the lives of children impacted by domestic abuse.

“As a small charity, we rely on donations and grant funding to offer a free, dedicated service by our trained and committed staff. We currently have a 12-month waiting list for referrals and we need to ensure that the long-term viability of the charity is maintained to enable Child’s Vision to be able to offer continuity of highly demanded services.

Rachael Hudson, added: “As a charity we are committed to ‘breaking the cycle’ of domestic abuse by creating awareness of the mental, emotional and social effects this has on children, through education and direct support.”

During the school year 2021/22, Child’s Vision supported 70 children.