We are a UK based charity set up in 2004 setting out to break the cycle of abuse of small children. We were moved to set up this charity after hearing of the appalling stories of innocent children, and babies, on the receiving end of some of the most atrocious behaviours. Because, as trustees and founder, we have many years partnership, community, training and health expertise we focus on the most vulnerable and the local communities aiming for sustainable change whilst knowing there are many external and historical influencing factors.
At the infant trust we aim to protect the most vulnerable - not through providing direct services ourselves but by working in partnership with existing or new services. Because we know they have a major impact [research and empirical evidence tells us…. ] we home in on two absolutely fundamental issues:
- Empowering local women – but also men and communities – through focused and specialist training whether they are volunteer or paid workers, or community groups or traditional healers or home based carers.
- Concentrating on where there are many orphans and vulnerable children, often living in child-headed families and in situations made so much worse by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.