SOS Children's Villages has been present in France since 1956, when the first SOS Children's Village outside Austria was established in Busigny in Northern France. The work of SOS Children's Villages has increased over the years.
The SOS Children's Village Neuville-Saint-Rémy is situated in a suburb of Cambrai and was constructed in 1962. The SOS Children's Village comprises ten family houses and a community centre with rooms for festivities and other social activities, the houses being arranged around a vast playground for the approx. 60 SOS children. In addition to that, there are also small apartments where the adolescents of the SOS Children's Village can stay during their higher educational or vocational training in order to get used to live an independent life.