Vision, mission and values

Founded in 1859 the Catholic Children’s Society is one of the oldest charities supporting disadvantaged children and families in the UK.

Our vision is a world where every child and family facing disadvantage get the support they need to achieve their potential, creating a better society for all.

Our mission is to bring hope and positive change to children and families.  Through complementary and creative early intervention services we seek to build resilience and improve children’s life chances.  We work with families of all faiths and none and in partnership with diverse communities.

Our work is informed by Catholic Social Teaching and the core values of integrity, compassion, inclusion and partnership. By being true to these values we promote the common good, helping disadvantaged families to participate fully in society and achieve their potential.

We treat everyone with dignity, kindness and respect.

We make special efforts to support those who are economically and socially disadvantaged.

 We work with children and families of all faiths and none. We provide inclusive services and want our beneficiaries and staff to reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve.

We empower families to harness their potential and make positive, lasting changes in their lives by working collaboratively and in partnership.