07 January 2016
Our Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, which helps families and children in crisis, is proud to open our 41st Bright Space in memory of a much loved staff member, Joan Elms, who died in February 2012. The Bright space is a safe environment for the children at Feltham police station.
The safe haven is located in the Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) suite at Feltham where the Child Abuse Investigation Team (CAIT) investigate inter-family and personal abuse claims, often interviewing children between 3 and 12.
The waiting room is a safe place where the children can be interviewed and is fully equipped with toys and games, soft furnishings, a coffee table, a book stand and more for children of all ages.
Our Foundation Manager Tracy Wilkes-Green said “Everyone here at Bright Horizons Is overjoyed that we have been able to open a Bright Space in memory of Joan, it is heart-warming to see how her legacy will live on in such a special way.
This Bright Space is a continuation of our partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service and helps us to support our shared purpose of making a positive difference in children’s lives.”
We are a childcare organisation committed to making a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children cared for daily in our nurseries and in communities.
Our Bright Space programme aims to create a warm and supportive environment, with a special place to play, have fun and feel safe and sound.
Bright Horizons works with local communities, shelters and Bright Horizons Clients.
For more information on how you can help, or to learn more about the fantastic work the Foundation do, please click here