Who we are
Oasis Children’s Charity is a unique service providing support to families across Elmbridge. It was founded in 1996 by Caroline Edwards, who began her career in safeguarding children.
At Oasis we believe every child has a right to security, love and a stable environment. Our aim is to keep vulnerable children out of the social care system and with their own families.
Why Elmbridge needs Oasis
In families with financial hardship, domestic violence, some single parent families, and those with drug or alcohol addictions, children often suffer the most.
This can lead to a destructive cycle of truancy, drug addiction, crime, physical and psychological abuse and self-harm.
Our goal is to help these children get out of this cycle and to lead a life where they can make positive choices.
Our successes over the years
Over the past two decades Oasis has…
Provided preventative and early help services to stop children being at risk of abuse and neglect
Helped over 6,000 children to stay with their families
Provided family outreach services to support vulnerable children and adults that are in crisis
Been rated as ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’ by social workers and other professionals in our service evaluation
Often been the only service that can fulfil the needs of the whole family
Assisted parents to make positive life decisions with knock on benefits for their children
Expanded and aligned our services to meet the needs of our community
What do others say about us?
92% of families asked rated Oasis as ‘invaluable’ and ‘life-changing’
“Since being referred to Oasis in 2010 I have received the most wonderful support from Caroline Edwards and her team. I have attended the Freedom and used many services over the past six and a half years.”
“Caroline is worth ten thousand times her weight in gold.”
“Caroline and her team are there for you when others are not. You are never made to feel like a number or a victim. You are heard and your views are understood. She truly cares and this shines through in all she does to support you.”
“I have worked with Caroline and Patricia on numerous occasions. They have made a huge difference to the children that have used their services. I have found them both very professional and knowledgeable. They regularly go the extra mile to support vulnerable families in their community.”
-Surrey Health Visitor
“I recently visited Oasis and I was struck by the commitment of Caroline and the team. Oasis provide a long-term network which supports families. I'm delighted that we have an active local organisation servicing Cobham.”
- Dominic Raab, MP Parliament for Esher and Walton