Camila Batmanghelidjh CBE is the founder and director of Kids Company and has been a psychotherapist for more than twenty years. In April 2008 Kids Company was awarded government funding of £12.7 million over three years through the Department for Children, Schools and Families, to fund their work with the 400 most disturbed young people over the age of 14. Camila has created a unique and pioneering approach in delivering services to vulnerable children. She has always focused the organisation’s activities on the needs of the most vulnerable client group without making compromises in order to hit current trends or government priorities. She considers herself very privileged to be working with what she describes as extraordinarily courageous and dignified children.