We are pleased to let you know that we are still taking referrals for family sessions at all of our centres. To ensure the safety for our families, staff and volunteers we are strictly adhering to Government guidelines. Interactive sessions and telephone support is available for those who cannot attend due to their health being considered vulnerable.

We are able to provide therapeutic sessions for children and families at our centres in Maidstone and Ashford.  Subject to ongoing Government guidance, we will be offering both individual and small multi-family sessions.

If families live in areas that become the subject of tightened restrictions, need to shield or self-isolate, we are able to provide an on-line service.  Our preference however is to work together with families outside in the natural environment.

Dandelion Time has recently received funding from the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner’s Specialist Services Fund to support children and families who have been victims of domestic abuse.

We are welcoming referrals for families, with past experience of domestic abuse, who are beginning to rebuild their lives

Our Programme

We aim to help families recover from their trauma, have the time and space to trust again and to build relationships through our unique, therapeutic programme in the natural environment.

Who is it for?

Dandelion Time is most suited for children/young people aged 6-13 with past experiences of trauma. Children and young people are invited to attend alongside their carer(s)/parent(s).

For admissions criteria and further information please read our Referral Guide.

For how long?

Sessions are between 10 – 15 weeks during weekdays only.


We operate out of centres in Maidstone, Ashford and Boughton Monchelsea.

“Dandelion Time – an amazing calm therapeutic environment where lovely non-judgemental people support families,  following and during difficult times” Sara Burtwell, Family Liaison Officer

Making a Referral

Dandelion Time can only accept referrals from professionals such as Early Help, Social Workers, GP, Schools, or other profession agencies. If you are a parent seeking support, please ask a professional who knows your child/children best to contact us regarding a possible referral.

If you are a professional making a referral, please download our referral form. Please complete one form per child in the case of siblings. Once completed, please password protect the document and send it via email to our Admissions Coordinator using

Please note that there is currently a waiting list for placements and Dandelion Time generally cannot offer urgent placements.

We are very happy to discuss any questions regarding your referral in advance with you.