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Children Gang Involvement at an All-Time High

Children Gang Involvement at an All-Time High

27,000 children in England identify as a gang member. Yet, only 6,560 of these children are known by children’s services or youth offending teams.

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Supporting Asylum Seekers in Residential Childcare

Supporting Asylum Seekers in Residential Childcare

The number of refugees across the world is at a record high, with over 65 million people fleeing their homes across the globe. Over half of these refugees are children.

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Improving Standard in Children’s Social Care

Improving Standard in Children’s Social Care

It’s imperative that standards within children’s social care continue to improve. With high standards, social care provides young people with the tools to build trust with their social workers and move past any trauma they may have experienced.

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The Benefits of Outdoor Education on Mental Health

The Benefits of Outdoor Education on Mental Health

Outdoor education could be a key factor in supporting the UK’s current child mental health crisis.

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Why Outdoor Education is Crucial to Child Development

Why Outdoor Education is Crucial to Child Development

Over the years, there have been many studies and research into outdoor education and child development.

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How Alternative Education Can Boost a Child’s Confidence

How Alternative Education Can Boost a Child’s Confidence

Alternative schools offer an unconventional approach to education. They often take a less formal stance to education when compared to traditional public schools.

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What Others Say About Us

I am truly taken aback by the level of care you have shown. The staff have gone out of their way to show him the attention and care that he has never had. When I visited him, it was like I was looking at a different child to what he was before he came. He was not like a child in care, he was like a child in a family. You have literally saved his life.

Social Worker

All children and young people thrive, and they make progress while living at the home. Because of the services provided the children and young people experience an individualised, stable and consistent home life. Children and young people benefit from the integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to education and care. They each achieve their full potential and, in many cases, do so beyond previous expectations.

Ofsted

I am so grateful to the AWW team for their dedication and commitment to caring and supporting Sam. He recently reported that being at there gave him the space to think and the opportunity to reflect on his attitude and make plans for his future.

Social Worker

I have to share my delight at Luke’s progress at AWW. Thanks to your support, in the last 17 weeks Luke and has turned his life around significantly. From where he has come from to where he is now, I am so proud of him.

Social Worker

The placement was really good and beneficial to me. The staff were all really supportive and nice and always made themselves available to me if I had any problems. The outdoor activities that were offered helped me to have a better outlook and showed me that I can do so much more in life, and it really helped me process and made me feel like a better person.

Child

As METCO Officer for Cumbria Police I have regular contact with the team at AWW in relation to vulnerable children at risk of CSE and going missing. If a specific incident has occurred, the Home Manager and I speak on the phone to discuss the best way forward. She also attends CSE risk assessment meetings and we receive Philomena Protocol forms when a young person arrives in placement.

Cumbria Police