Our vision, mission and values
St Christopher’s vision is for every child and young person to be safe, loved & happy, to achieve their potential and have a bright future.
Our mission is to create brighter futures for children and young people. We do this by providing fostering, residential and support services where children and young people can feel safe and cared for. We support them to make positive relationships which give them the confidence to succeed.
We care about children, young people and our staff.
We know that trusting relationships transform lives, and our staff and carers work to promote positive relationships with children, young people, and their families and friends. We are always looking to improve how we work together within St Christopher’s and how we work with our commissioners and supporters.
We are respectful of every individual, and value the strengths in everyone.
Our approach is founded on a commitment to individual human rights. We value our teams for what they bring and the way they support children and young people to be who they want to be.
We are professional and committed to reflection and continuous learning.
We have high standards, and we learn and improve by reflecting together.
We are flexible and agile so that we can be fit for the future.
We do everything we can to respond to the individual and changing needs of the children and young people we look after, and to respond to what each of our commissioners want us to deliver.
We are honest about what we can do, and optimistic about the future.
We don’t promise what we can’t deliver, and we strive to achieve more.
We are creative, and passionate about positive change.
The best insights into how to create change come when we listen to children and young people. We do things together and have fun together so that we can create energy and enthusiasm for change. We are innovative, push boundaries, and use data and evidence to continually improve.