bccs is an established and reputable children's charity delivering vital mental health and emotional wellbeing services in schools across Essex and East London.
Our diverse school team is made up of both Counsellors and Social Workers who provide support services for over 1,600 new children each year and at any one time, will be caring for around 3,500 children. These children may be experiencing all manner of hardship - from bullying, abuse, bereavement and anxiety, to compulsive and eating disorders, low self-esteem, self-harm and exam stress.
bccs employs only qualified and dedicated Counsellors and Social Workers to care for these children, which enables us to support almost any problem that might arise without delay. We work in partnership with over 100 schools and provide our service on site at school. Our unique approach is to intervene as soon as problems are identified and work with the child and their family for as long as it takes to put things right.
As an extension to our services, we also provide therapeutic support to children, young people and families in our dedicated counselling suites in our premises in Rayleigh, Essex.
bccs also offers expert training to teaching staff and specialist support to parents for developing skills to enhance the wellbeing of children and young people.
What we believe
To provide a caring professional response to the child in need, irrespective of their background, race or religion.
We receive no national or local statutory funding of any kind. Neither do we draw from Diocesan funds. We are proud of the fact that we raise our own finance with the unstinting help of our supporters and benefactors.