International China Concern

St John’s PCC is proud to support International China Concern (ICC) as its international charity in 2021. Volunteers will be coming to share their experiences with us in 2021.

Caring for China's most vulnerable children

ICC caring for disabled childrenInternational China Concern (ICC) was founded in 1993 by David Gotts after seeing first-hand the suffering of children with disabilities who had experienced abandonment and left without hope in desperate conditions in China. In the beginning, ICC sent short-term teams into China to provide care in government welfare centres. Later, they established permanent locations which provide full-time family-style care for children in Changsha and Hengyang in Hunan Province.

Since its founding in 1993, ICC has partnered with the Chinese government to develop social welfare services for China’s most vulnerable children.

In February 2019, ICC was approved as a Foreign Non-governmental Organisation (FNGO) working in China, setting up a representative office in Hunan.

The charity’s aims are to provide family-style group homes and specialist services for the neediest children, and to empower and train local staff to save lives, support families, transform communities and change public attitudes towards disability.

For more information, including how to donate, see: