A therapeutic kit used by healthcare professionals to guide young children through painful procedures. Specially selected toys and books engage the child, divert attention, and reduce the anxiety & fear associated with hospital visits. The majority of healthcare professionals consider their Distraction Box a critical part of their care.
Approved healthcare professionals identify a child or family requiring help and submit requests on their behalf for items, services, memorable experiences or financial assistance. Within 24-48 hours we action the request, providing practical and emotional relief to kids and families when and where they need it most.
NO WAITING LISTS: We don’t put children on waiting lists to receive our help – all requests are actioned immediately. Our approved healthcare professionals are trained to recognise those circumstances wherein our support is required most, helping us manage our service provision.
NO RESTRICTIVE CRITERIA: There is no pre-required level of illness for kids to qualify for our help. In fact, TLC for Kids was set up to support those children who don’t qualify for other services, often due to their illness type. Among our thousands of requests, we have supported sufferers of accidents and burns; rare illnesses; abuse; family trauma; mental health issues; and long-term conditions.
IMMEDIATE IMPACT: We are committed to actioning requests between 24 – 48 hours, if not sooner. Plus, by nature, our programs act as stop-gap support during critical and traumatic times. This means our services – and your donations – are felt immediately.
NO SERVICE LIMITS: We work with kids as many times as we’re needed. No matter how many years we’re required, we’re still there. We do not ignore kids who have been supported previously by another children’s charity or by our organisation itself. This means we can cater to children with long-term conditions and ongoing requirements.
ALIGNMENT WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS: All of our requests come via healthcare professionals who recommend when a child needs help and what they would therapeutically benefit from. Healthcare professionals rely on TLC for Kids as an extension of their team. They keep us informed of where the gaps are forming, and what services are really needed.