There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) significantly affect our health, behaviours and life expectancy.

The evidence also suggests that those who experience ACEs are more likely to underperform academically, are twice as likely to binge drink, three times more likely to smoke, seven times more likely to be involved in violence, eleven times more likely to use heroin or crack and eleven times more likely to be incarcerated.

The evidence also informs us that people who experience ACEs as children often end up raising their own children in an environment where ACEs are more common.

This reinforces our beliefs that prevention and rehabilitation should go hand in hand, and supports our vision, which is to support and learn from this generation, so that our children grow up with positive experiences meaning England and Wales will have the lowest imprisonment rate in Western Europe.

Whilst we are incredibly passionate about achieving our vision, the way we achieve it is more important to us. The values below represent our culture and guide our decision-making process:

  • Integrity: ‘The right thing, the right way’
  • Courage: ‘Be the change you want to see'
  • Inspiration: ‘Our ambition is to inspire’
  • Quality: ‘Don’t be good, be great’
  • Success: ’We succeed when you do’