Our beliefs and values
Brave: We are brave, fighting injustice at every level, fearless in our determination to be listened to. We expose and directly address ‘hard truths’ and are determined to turn words swiftly into actions.
Ambitious: We are ambitious for the lives of the children we work with. The pioneering work we do helps them and children across the country aspire to better lives.
Supportive: We support children in their personal development and to build positive relationships. Together we enable children to reach their full potential and realise their ambitions.
Trusted: We have been trusted for over a century to deliver care where it is most needed. We maintain that trust by being dependable and consistent in our approach and by fighting for change based on hard evidence
We fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives. We are building a country where children are free from disadvantage.
Our single equality scheme sets out how we embed best practice, and provide more diverse and representative services to vulnerable children and young people across England.
We are committed to inclusion. We value the richness that each unique person brings to our work.
Our vision and values are based on sessions listening to children (particularly those in the greatest need), our supporters, volunteers, church-goers and representatives of the Church of England and other supporting denominations.
In the late 1800s, The Children’s Society grew out of the ministry of Christians like Edward Rudolf.
While working in some of England's poorest neighbourhoods, Rudolf was inspired – as we are – by the practice of Jesus Christ, who taught that children and the poor are at the heart of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 18.1-3, Luke 6.20).
We fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives.”