2020 is Chance UK’s 25th anniversary.
We’re proud to have served and supported thousands of London’s children – and their families – since 1995, when a local policeman set up the charity in Islington.
In our 25 years we have established ourselves as an award-winning early-intervention charity that provides children in London with a positive role model for 6-12 months.
Chance UK provide support for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and their families. We believe that alongside reducing difficulties in the short-term, early intervention offers the opportunity to help children flourish in adolescence and adulthood.
For twenty-five years we have worked across six London Boroughs, as well as in Liverpool and in Wales via our social franchises. Informed by extensive evidence and research our programme of one-to-one mentoring and group based support helps primary school aged children to develop the social and emotional skills they need to grow. We are always amazed by the transformative journey of mentoring for our children, families and volunteer mentors, and are passionate about offering an exceptional service to those who we serve.
Our vision is to create an innovative, collaborative and inclusive organisation that is at the forefront of providing the most effective programmes to children across the UK. The Chance UK team are driven by our shared belief that, with the right help and support, children can develop the skills and confidence to understand their emotions, manage their behaviour, realise their potential and build a better future.
Chance UK Values:
We are passionate: championing early support that is transformative for children and families
We are inclusive: embracing the diversity of everyone that we work with
We are child-centred: listening to children’s best hopes to bring out the best in them and provide a unique experience
We are solution focused: enabling children and their families to use their strengths to achieve their own goals
We are collaborative: working in partnership with other services to maximise our impact and embed sustainable changes
We are forward thinking: creatively looking at ways of adapting and growing our programmes, whilst continuing to deliver best practice
Chance UK people:
Have a passion for improving the lives of young people in the UK.
Have compassion for the difficulties facing young people and their families.
Always seek to deliver best practise and to look for opportunities to improve what we do.
Are committed to working on child-centred goals using a solution-focused approach.
Are reliable, loyal, respectful and responsive to young people and families we serve, and each other.
Are committed to Chance UK’s values and the early intervention model.