Our vision

A world in which every child and young per­son has access to the same lev­els of edu­ca­tion, health and wealth; a soci­ety that allows all of them to be empow­ered, nur­tured and sup­port­ed to realise their dreams and achieve their full poten­tial.

Our mission

To reduce inequal­i­ties and increase life chances for chil­dren and young peo­ple who live in deprived areas; to do this by facil­i­tat­ing inclu­sive, effec­tive and ear­ly inter­ven­tions which sup­port attain­ment, aspi­ra­tions and pos­i­tive devel­op­ment.

Our values-based framework

We use a val­ues-based edu­ca­tion­al frame­work to improve emo­tion­al well-being, increase con­cen­tra­tion and self-aware­ness, and to pro­mote pos­i­tive behav­iour. We nur­ture the chil­dren and young peo­ple’s nat­ur­al abil­i­ty to be ‘kind and wise’.

We raise their aware­ness of the way they feel, think, speak, act and find mean­ing in their dai­ly lives. Research shows that peer rela­tion­ships can be improved and bul­ly­ing reduced by putting in prac­tice such uni­ver­sal (non-reli­gious) val­ues.

We use them in our cours­es to facil­i­tate struc­tured dis­cus­sions among stu­dents. We’ve observed how their intu­itive under­stand­ing of val­ues help them to self-reg­u­late and how using these as themes for class­es improves their behav­iour.

Our personal values

Integri­ty We always try to act in the chil­dren and young people’s best inter­ests. Our staff demon­strate the high­est stan­dards of hon­esty, duty and com­pe­tence.

Col­lab­o­ra­tion We see co-pro­duc­tion — active col­lab­o­ra­tion between the young peo­ple, their fam­i­lies, our part­ners and sup­port­ers — as an essen­tial process to empow­er all par­tic­i­pants, achieve com­mon goals and aid com­mu­ni­ty cohe­sion.

Com­mit­ment We con­tin­u­ous­ly strive to deliv­er a ser­vice that is acces­si­ble, fit for pur­pose and offers excel­lent val­ue for mon­ey. We do not com­pro­mise on safe­ty.

Cre­ativ­i­ty We deliv­er evi­denced-based inter­ven­tions, in line with lat­est research. We also know how to embrace and cre­ate change. We aim to devel­op inno­v­a­tive, yet sus­tain­able solu­tions, in a con­text where resources can be scarce or lim­it­ed.

Account­abil­i­ty We always take respon­si­bil­i­ty for using resources effi­cient­ly and for achiev­ing ongo­ing and mea­sur­able impact. We’re ful­ly and will­ing­ly account­able to our young ben­e­fi­cia­ries, their fam­i­lies, our sup­port­ers and our part­ners.