This year we are celebrating 40 years of providing unconditional support to children, young people and families.

2024 is a very special year for us as it sees us celebrating our 40th Anniversary and throughout the year there will be lots of ways you can get involved and join the celebrations.  Take a look below at some of our anniversary initiatives below and check back regularly throughout the year for news and updates.

Please check our Events Page here for updates on our events taking place throughout the year.

A word from our Director, Berndatte Fisher:

'In this special anniversary year, I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on where it all began, look at where we are now, and share our commitment for the future.

BCCS was set up with the aim to give immediate and unconditional support and care to children and families in need and began in 1984 as a voluntary organisation
with a few social workers in a small number of Essex and East London schools.

Forty years on, we have a presence in over 100 schools and employ 37 Child and Adolescent Therapists, Play Therapists, Art Psychotherapists and Social Workers.

From a small voluntary organisation, BCCS has evolved into a contemporary, proactive, and responsive charity offering a wide range of services and effective interventions to schools, families, children and young people.

Our working mission has not changed since the society began - it is the mainstay of our work:

  • To provide a caring, professional response to the child and family in need, irrespective of race or religion
  • To uphold the rights of the child and to ensure the protection and welfare of the child is paramount

BCCS is committed to supporting a future where children and young people have a voice that is heard, enabling them to access the best possible mental health support.'