Our mission

We are dedicated to improving the life chances for children and young people in care, by promoting the need for timely, high quality placements, and by informing, educating and supporting those who work with and care for them, and working to ensure that children and young people who cannot live with their birth families receive the support they need throughout their lives.

Our vision

Our vision is for every child to have a safe, secure and loving placement that will help them thrive, achieve their potential, and grow to be the happy and productive citizens of tomorrow.

Our values

We are child-centred and try to ensure that the best interests of children in the care system, or who are care experienced, are at the heart of all that we do.

We listen to children and young people, recognise the importance of their wishes and feelings, and attempt to learn from their experiences.

We work collaboratively with our members and stakeholders in an evidence-based, multidisciplinary and anti-discriminatory framework.

We recognise and respect the tremendous commitment of adopters, foster carers, and kinship carers and aim to inspire, inform and support them.

We embrace the values of fairness, openness and honesty and position ourselves to respond to future challenges and to the changing needs of children.