Foundation for Children Europe
The Foundation’s purpose is to make a difference to children and families experiencing crisis and disadvantage. We achieve this by creating Bright Spaces® which are indoor and outdoor play spaces located in homeless shelters, domestic violence refuges and refugee centres. We do this in partnership with other agencies to help vulnerable children and families build caring relationships, heal from trauma through play, and access support in a safe, child-friendly environment.
“Refuge is truly grateful to the Bright Horizons Foundation, which has provided amazing support over the last few years. Leaving home can be a bewildering experience for a child – in order to escape violence, most children will have moved away from their friends, family and possessions. Refuge staff work tirelessly to make refuges welcoming places where children can really feel at home. Having dedicated spaces to play and learn can make all the difference”. Sandra Horley CBE, Chief Executive, Refuge