Valleys Kids vision is:

“a celebration of the achievements of individuals and communities who, through trying different activities and having new experiences, broaden their horizons and achieve their potential”

Post-donate-Mzansi-Cymru-Hand-artValleys Kids has a 40 year long successful track record of innovative community development initiatives. We began working in a whitewashed coal cellar in Penygraig with two staff on a job share and a handful of volunteers in 1977. Now we have 50 staff, over 100 volunteers, 4 community hubs, a residential centre on the Gower and a centre for creative industries in Porth, a minibus and a magic playbox van. Our turnover is around £2 million per annum.

We have changed the lives of thousands of individuals across the South Wales Valleys. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to move from dependence to independence regardless of social, economic or geographic disadvantage.

General Data Protection Regulations

In line with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) I’m letting you know about our commitment to your privacy by explaining our policy below. This is also a reminder that if we’re getting on your nerves you can always opt out of any further emails by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page and letting me know you want us to stop sending the information.

Alternatively, you can email me directly, give me a call, or pop into our office and talk to me in person if you’d like more information or if you’d like to stop or change the information we send you.

VALLEYS KIDS COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

Valleys Kids manages all information that we have in ways that we understand to be compliant with the underlying principles of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

However, we continue to work to make those provisions more visible and easier to understand for all those who we work with.

Why we collect your data

We want to provide our supporters and members with the best possible service.  The information we collect helps us do this, as well as allowing us to communicate what we do and how that helps the people we work with.

How we collect your data

We do this in a number of ways, including where you share information with us, when you attend events with us, send us a donation, or when we receive a referral from another agency. We treat your information with the utmost care and take appropriate steps to protect it.

When we’ll share your data

We do not share your data with anyone else unless you have given your specific consent and it’s for a specific purpose.

Know your rights

You have many rights regarding your personal data.  These include seeing what data we hold and updating your information.

There’s nothing you need to do now, but if you’d like to know more, or discuss any issues let me know.

Valleys Kids’ Director and Co-founder, Richard Morgan MBE reflects on parts of the journey of the organisation in transforming communities.

Buildings are important, but people are more important.