Kids Company bosses opened Treehouse in north London in 2009 to provide education and therapeutic support to young people, but its future was cast into doubt last week when the charity closed following allegations of poor financial management and mishandling of sexual abuse claims.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and his estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow were supporters of Kids Company, and the band is now in talks to help the centre stay open.

Coldplay's co-manager Phil Harvey says, "We're incredibly proud of Treehouse's work with children in great need over the past six years. It's very early stages, but we're not going to give up on the centre without looking at all options for the future."