Gifts in will

Gifts in will

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Keeping Children Safe works with organisations all over the world to safeguard children and prevent child abuse. Extra funding allows us to expand our work further, reaching millions of more children who are currently living with abuse, which is why gifts in wills are so important to us. Leaving a gift in your will costs nothing in your lifetime but it can have a huge impact for years to come.

Making a will is relatively simple and inexpensive. You can seek legal advice from a solicitor, will writer or online provider. If you need help finding a solicitor, please contact the Law Society on +44 (0)20 7320 5650 or visit their website. If you already have a will, you can simply add a codicil which must be read in conjunction with you will. A Codicil allows you to make additions and changes without rewriting your will but it must be sent to your solicitor. Please download our Codicil form below.

To include Keeping Children Safe in your will, please give your solicitor the following information:
Keeping Children Safe, CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH, UK
Registered charity number 1142328 (England and Wales).

There are several ways you can choose to include KCS in your will:

  • Residuary Bequest – This involves leaving a percentage of your estate after all other gifts, taxes, debts, fees and other charges have been paid. This is a very popular method of giving because even a few per cent of your estate can change the lives of abused children all over the world. The gift usually maintains its value over time too.
  • Pecuniary Bequest - This involves leaving a specific sum of money to Keeping Children Safe.
  • Specific Bequest - You can leave a specific personal possession to Keeping Children Safe such as property, jewellery, an antique, artwork or stocks and shares. These possessions would then be excluded from the valuation of your Estate and would not be liable for Inheritance Tax.

A gift in your will to Keeping Children Safe will be taken off the value of your estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated. Charitable gifts are exempt from Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax (currently 40%) and a further 4% discount on Inheritance Tax will apply when at least 10% or more of the net value of the estate is left to charity.

Our promise

  • To make the best possible use of your gift to affect positive change around the world to end child abuse.
  • You can change your mind at any time about including Keeping Children Safe in your will – we will never pressure you.
  • We would love to know about your gift so we can thank you in your lifetime but we also understand if you would prefer to keep your private affairs to yourself.
  • We understand your loved ones come first.

If you would like more information about including Keeping Children Safe in your will please contact Lucy Lowthian, Head of Fundraising, or +44 (0)20 7250 8325.