Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of Kids Company
About Camila Batmanghelidjh
Camila Batmanghelidjh is the founder of two children’s charities, The Place 2 Be and Kids Company, where she currently works with some of the most traumatised young people living in London. Kids Company was set up in 1996. It employs more than 600 staff, benefits from some 11,000 volunteers annually and reaches 36,000 children a year with therapeutic care in London and Bristol. Batmanghelidjh trained as a psychotherapist and worked in psychoanalysis for 20 years and has become an advocate for vulnerable children. She was named Business Woman of the Year by the Dods and Scottish Widows Public Life Awards; received Ernst and Young’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year award and the Lifetime Achievement award from the Centre of Social Justice. Kids Company has been awarded the Human Rights Award by Liberty & Justice, and the Award for Innovative Excellence by Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Now.