...where every child is a valued individual

To be nurtured, supported and cared for means:

  • Having the same rights and choices and, as far as possible, the same kind of life as other children of my age and culture
  • Having consistent care from staff who really care about me and know me well
  • Being actively supported as part of a family: having my parents/carers fully involved in any planning for me and acknowledged as ultimately responsible for me
  • Having access to communication equipment when I need it and being listened to and heard when I need to communicate, even if it takes a long time and I am not easy to understand
  • Being given information about what is happening before it happens, being given explanations of events in my day before they occur
  • Being given opportunities to play
  • Being given the best possible care that can be provided