What we believe

Brentwood Catholic Children's Society was established in 1984 by a young priest – Fr. John Armitage and is now more widely known simply as 'bccs'.

Following the closure of two children's homes, Fr. John questioned what the church could do for local children and their families. With his Bishop's approval, Fr. John Armitage formed Brentwood Catholic Children's Society to give immediate, unconditional help and care to those children and families in need.

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.