About Our Charity, Our Services & Fostering Agency
We are a charity founded in 1870 to create brighter futures for children and young people. We work across the UK and Isle of Man providing children’s homes, supported housing, fostering and specialist support services, all designed for young people in care, on the edge of care, or leaving care. We work alongside young people to support their development, grow their confidence and reach their full potential.
Our work is shaped by the ‘Head, Heart, Hands’ principles of social pedagogy. The Head represents the evidence-base behind our practice; Heart is for the meaningful relationships we forge with young people; and the Hands symbolise how we equip young people for real life by empowering them to make decisions.