Brentwood Catholic Children's Society was established in 1984 and is now more widely known simply as bccs.
We see our work as a requirement of faith as well as a moral and social responsibility and are proud of our Catholic foundation; the Bishop of Brentwood is our President and we enjoy much support from the Catholic community.
We recognise the importance of the family and look to care for children within the family unit where possible. The work we do not only benefits the children we work with directly but also their families, their schools and their local communities.
We are proud and privileged to provide a caring, professional service to children irrespective of their background or religion and now work in a wide variety of schools - Catholic and non-Catholic - across Essex and East London.
A new home at last!
We are delighted to share the fantastic news that following many months of searching and as a result of an incredible gift from the Jean Marie Gunn Trust, we have been able to secure premises which we can now call our new home.
Originally known as ‘The Old Shambles’, our new premises will allow us to be in the heart of the community in a central location in Billericay High Street and will give us the space we need to deliver emotional and mental health therapy to children, young people and their families. It will also provide a springboard from where we can further develop and grow our services.
Chris Tisi, our Chair of Trustees sees this as a milestone in our history and says:
As a charity we are reliant on the goodwill and incredible support of so many people, without whom we would not, and could not, survive and we are so very grateful to all those who consistently offer encouragement and support.
It is a sad truth that the demand on our services continues to grow and the support we have received from the Jean Marie Gunn Trust, and the continuing help of our volunteers and fundraisers will enable us to create the solid foundation from where we can develop our services further and continue our work protecting and improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.