In 1999, KidsOut registered as a charity to better comply with new legislation, such as the Child Protection Act, duty of care and H&S, as well as to raise funds to help defray the extra costs imposed by the legislation. This new status also helped organisers to negotiate cheaper access to theme parks for the children and opened up new opportunities to reach out to the UK’s most vulnerable children in other ways. In 2007 the charity developed Phyzzpod to benefit children with physical and learning difficulties, and in 2008 it started Toy Box for children relocated due to domestic abuse. World Stories began in 2010 to support the growing number of children speaking English as an additional language, and in 2012 KidsOut launched Fun Days to support even more vulnerable children with happy memories throughout the year.
By 2015, KidsOut became the only charity nationally to support every child in a Women’s aid federation refuge. Providing toys, days out, workshops and more.
Rotarians and Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland continue to be at the heart of KidsOut and the National Day Out, having helped to shape KidsOut into an efficient and effective charity.
Ways you can help
Any gift, small or large, can help us make a difference to vulnerable children.