The Seaver Foundation promotes socially excluded children's rights to participation.
It was originally founded to research a new approach to international volunteering. Noting the inequality in opportunity to volunteer for young people in the UK; and the poor regard for the children at the heart of international volunteering in 'orphanages' or other challenging environments overseas; The Seaver Foundation strived to design a mutually beneficial model. Along the journey we found the key to this model lies in listening to children’s voices throughout the process. We now look forward to a future promoting children’s rights to participate in decisions that effect them, and activities that benefit them.
The Seaver Foundation is managed by three trustees, one director and small dedicated teams of advisors and volunteers. We are a growing community of willing and passionate people with professional experience in social work; research; health; education; international development and NGO management.
The Seaver Foundation is a small UK registered charity:
We are committed to responsible, transparent and sustainable practice.
Responsible, transparent and sustainable practice
We sustain ourselves financially via applying for grants for services, fundraising activities, and asking new volunteers and schools to cover the costs of their experiences with us. All of our fundraising is in line with the fundraising standards board, and we aim to keep all overhead costs low, with just one part-time member of paid staff. Our annual reports are available via the charities commission.