Who we are

We are an established 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.

We employ 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.

Our biggest undertaking is the one-to-one work we do in schools with children. However, this is not right for every child and we are now in a position to widen the suite of services we offer.

We also provide therapeutic support to children, young people and families in our dedicated counselling suites in our premises in Rayleigh, Essex. For further information about this, please go to our Self-Referral section.

As an extension to our services, we also provide expert training and supervision to teaching staff as well as specialist support to parents for developing skills to enhance the wellbeing of children and young people.

Please go to Our Services for further details about our work and how we can help.

What we believe

To provide a caring professional response to the child in need, irrespective of their background, race or religion.
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Corporate information

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.
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bccs team

Meet the team that runs bccs.
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bccs is very fortunate to have a diverse group of Trustees directing and supporting our work.
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Due to increasing demand we are constantly looking for high quality candidates to undertake full or part time social work.
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