International Children’s Safety Service

Introduction of International Children’s Safety Service

The International Children’s Safety Service is a charity organisation founded in 1990, which operates both as an association and as a foundation. Its aim is to provide support to children with physical and mental disabilities, to children growing up outside their families and to other children in need, to improve their living conditions, to provide a stable background for their future and to support children’s institutions. The public benefit organisation operates on a voluntary basis, regardless of religion, political beliefs or nationality. It oversees 12 major programmes, the most prominent of which are health and education and training.

The International Children’s Safety Service has offices in Budapest, Pécs, Pápa and in Oradea. At its Teréz körút headquarters in Budapest, the organisation has medical offices (paediatric neurology, ear, nose and throat, paediatric dentistry, sports medicine, gynaecology). In addition to these facilities, the organisation has a mobile dental clinic and a gynaecological screening truck.

Therapeutic Riding and Education Centre in Fót offers high quality therapy as part of the health programme: hippotherapy, remedial riding and vaulting, as well as equine assisted psychotherapy are among the equine assisted services available. Patients who have completed the therapeutic process can join recreational riding or equestrian sports for disabled people. The centre in Fót also hosts the programmes and activities of the Hungarian Riding for the Disabled Federation, including training of professionals in the field of equine assisted therapy, equestrian para-sport training, riding exams and volunteer training. This centre serves as the venue for special riding competition for disabled persons, para dressage competition, and international dressage competitions. With the help of the organisation’s supporters, it has developed a Liveable Future Park within the centre, which, in addition to demonstrating alternative, sustainable energy production and storage methods, produces the clean energy needed to run the centre and also serves as a research site for universities and companies.