Our mission and core ethos as an organisation is to ensure that the current generation of children and young people are armed with confidence, knowledge and understanding of how to fully achieve their aspirations and take care of their personal mental health and well-being.
One of our aims is to help resolve the SEND & SEMH crisis in the UK and we are already working with parliament on a potential framework that will help to achieve this.
We are evidence based so that we can regularly review and assess the benefits of our programs to promote the best outcomes for children and young people.
Currently, there are 3 elements to our organisation:
Teaching children and young people our life skills curriculum which has a large focus on social and emotional well-being. Our lessons are activity based ensuring fun and interactive learning which is able to adapt to all levels of need.
Bespoke programs for children and young people with SEND and/or SEMH needs, as well as behaviour support programs for students at risk of exclusion and specific training for professionals in education and social care on a variety of relevant subjects. Our intervention programs for schools are affordable so that they are enabled to provide a high level of support for more students. All of our programs include a wraparound support service for the school and families.
FICS (Families in Crisis Support):
Free wraparound service supporting families in need practically, emotionally and helps parents and carers of children with SEND and/or SEMH needs navigate the complex education and social care system.
We have created a framework that ensures better outcomes for children and young people, and particularly those with SEND and/or SEMH needs. We have formed a multiagency and creative model that we will replicate across the UK via a new inspection and resolution service (The I & R). Our mission is to have the I & R written into law as the independent regulator for SEND and SEMH needs. We have been invited to write a policy paper by parliament and are in the process of working with a number of organisations and parent led groups to develop this service. One of the SEND inquiry recommendations was for there to be an independent inspection framework for SEND. Whilst we are in complete agreement with this as it will ensure a level of accountability for schools and services that provide education and support for these children and young people, we also feel strongly that in order for there to be any change in the current system, there needs to be a help to resolve solution attached so that schools and local authorities not only are accountable, but they are given the support, knowledge and resources to make their services for these families the best they can be. The proven Great Minds model will form part of the resolution element of The I & R.
The children are our future, and as we look around the world as it is today there is a strong need for change, and where better to start when changing a future than the people who are going to be it.
"If many little people, in many little places, do many little things
They can change the face of the earth"