With a crucial role to play in the care and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people, the expert teams in local authorities around the UK are as committed to quality, safeguarding and excellence as we are.

By building strong partnerships with our local authority colleagues, we help make sure those in our care benefit from the best possible relationships with those charged with looking after them. We now work with over 200 local authorities across the country to support placements and referrals, and we’re proud to be a trusted partner with a proven track record in education and care – an organisation on which local authorities can rely.

Supporting Local Communities

We share our skills and expertise to benefit not only the people we directly educate and care for, but also those in the wider communities in which we operate. Beyond the services we provide, we’re committed to adding value for our stakeholders through initiatives such as:

  • Hosting autism awareness sessions at local mainstream schools to educate teaching staff and local authority colleagues as well as parents and carers.
  • Circulating regular help sheets offering advice to parents, carers and local authorities on various subjects relating to autism, and social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • Running local events such as summer festivals and open days, demonstrating our passion and commitment to integrating with the local community and raising awareness.
  • Supporting neighbouring schools – for example, through our sponsorship of Kids Safe packs, which educate and advise children to stay mindful and safe through a range of games and activities.
  • Raising money for local and national charities throughout the year to benefit those in need.
  • Organising an annual donation of Christmas gifts to local childrens hospitals.
  • Collaborating with local businesses to enhance the life experiences of those we support.
  • Recognising people who are making a real difference, as well as celebrating the achievements of individuals with autism and social, emotional and mental health difficulties.