In 2020, Children First Derby won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, for its vital work supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people, and their families.
Thank you for visiting Children First Derby. Established in 1974 by local Derby resident, Milly Wigley after reading about the death of a neglected child, the charity’s founding aim is the relieve the distress and suffering experienced by children and families in the local area.
Children First Derby provides three bespoke services; a Family Support Service, A Mentoring Service, and a Supervised Family Time Service for looked after children.
The charity operates from its premises in Leopold Street, Derby, and is run by a dedicated team of staff and local volunteers.
We have seen some incredibly positive changes in the lives of the young people and families we support through our services, from improved school attendance and attainment, to reduced levels of anti-social behavior, better relationships within the family to increased confidence and reduced social isolation.
Throughout the year, our Family Support and Mentoring Services organise a series of diverse activities for its supported children to participate in.
These activities help to reduce social isolation, enabling the children to establish positive relationships with others and allowing them to participate in new, creative activities that they might otherwise be unable to experience.
The charity relies on fundraising and generous donations to fund these activities.
Thanks to the support of our generous supporters, we raised almost £40,000 last year to support our vital work.
Children First Derby also relies on the support of its volunteers who play a vital role in the running and delivery of the Family Support and Mentoring Services and who make a fantastic contribution to the Fundraising team.
The charity is always looking for additional volunteers to join its team or to help with fundraising events and activities.