Every child deserves to grow up free from harm and in a stable and nurturing home environment, with the same opportunities to succeed as every other child. However, our most vulnerable and disadvantaged children need more intensive support to have the stable foundation that others take for granted.
Austerity, rising poverty and reductions in services for vulnerable children in recent years has seen increasing numbers of children and young people who only begin to have their needs met when their families reach crisis or they are put at risk of harm. This increasing demand is not only negatively impacting our most vulnerable children but is also impacting the professionals who work to make a difference in the lives of these children and families.
How do we do this?
To address these complex challenges we work to improve the lives of vulnerable children in a holistic way by working alongside children, families, frontline practitioners, strategic leaders and policy makers to improve systems, services, policy and practice.
By offering bespoke coaching, consultancy, workforce development and resources we support knowledge and skill development of the wide range of professionals who work with children and families in challenging circumstances around assessing and meeting their needs.
Through our practice development and system improvement work, we undertake research and share learning from evidence based practice. This supports practitioners and strategic leaders to understand and implement what works to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families.
We use our learning gained to influence positive change at the national policy level. Our influencing work champions early intervention and focuses on the most vulnerable, securing changes to policy and law for the benefit of children in care and those in need of additional support with the aim of ensuring that these children and young people can live the lives that they have a right to.