Our vision is of a world in which all children and young people, whatever their social status, ethnicity or religion, grow up with freedom and dignity in a loving, protective environment, experiencing fulfilled lives whatever their ability.

Our mission is to transform the lives of children and young people in our care, providing a loving family, healing of past traumas, special needs education, training for employment, and education to tackle poverty in some of the poorest rural communities.

We believe that, like the best parenting, the care we provide must address the whole person. We therefore take a holistic approach, seeking to address the needs of children and young people at every level: social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.

We promote the acceptance of each child and young person as an individual by their peers, by the wider community and by society as a whole.

We promote inclusiveness, underpinned by our conviction that every child and young person has a part to play in society and should be accorded love and respect as a uniquely gifted individual.

We believe that the deepest need of our children and young people is to experience genuine love as part of a stable family, where spiritual, social and material needs are generously nurtured.

Whatever the present challenges, we maintain a firm hope for a future where everyone’s potential can be fulfilled and where the experience of a loving and supportive upbringing is sustained in adult life by the wider structures of family and society.