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Ormiston Families

Ormiston Families supports children, young people and their families to manage the challenges they face and improve their life chances.

Our vision is that “every child and young person is loved, nurtured and valued”: anything less is not acceptable.

Our values are the starting point for everything we do and you will see them reflected in how we approach our work.

Why Ormiston Families
As a charity we have over 30 years’ experience in accessing and supporting those families that are seen as “hard to reach”. This includes Gypsy and Traveller communities, families affected by imprisonment, and victims of domestic abuse. We are seen as an impartial face and this often gives us the flexibility to engage effectively with parents from a position that is trusted.

Our Values are:

We are Brave
We are courageous in tackling difficult issues and unflinching in our support for the most challenged. We are prepared to find innovative and creative solutions if they are the best ones for children, young people and families.

We are Effective
We will demonstrate real impact by using demonstrable approaches delivered by the right people. We will not turn our back on those seeking support from us.

We are Caring
We go the extra mile by listening and learning from children, young people and families. We celebrate achievement.

Ormiston Families delivers four core programmes to ensure the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families across the East of England.

The Engage Programme improves educational outcomes and life chances for children and young people. We bridge the gap between home and school, aiding improved attendance, attainment and behaviour.

The Nurture Programme gives a helping hand to families during the early years of their child’s life. We give parents the confidence to support every aspect of their child’s development through a range of initiatives.

The Unite Programme works with prisoners and their families to minimise the impact of imprisonment on their children. Our services support the continued development of family relationships throughout the sentence, playing a critical role in reducing reoffending rates.

The Connect Programme works within local communities in a variety of settings to address individual needs and challenges. We develop the emotional, physical and social wellbeing of families using many pioneering initiatives.

Ormiston Families supports these core programmes with research and innovation to explore new ways of working and profit-making business activities to help finance our charitable work.

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