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Project information

Building Tomorrows' Citizens Today

Family Links aims to create kind , caring and confident citizens of the future by developing the emotional skills of children. The project will equip them with strategies to manage their behaviour and feelings, so that they can learn, and achieve their full potential both in and out of the classroom

September 2010 - July 2013

Charity information: Family Links

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  • Need


    The role of parents is increasingly vital in our modern, complex, diverse society which is less tightly bound by conventions and rules to hold people together. Without a supportive extended family or community, the children of struggling parents can find themselves harmed or neglected. Often becoming youth offenders, drug addicts or alienated teenagers, they fail to play a full positive role in society. Becoming parents again themselves, the cycle is repeated as they too lack parenting skills.


    Family Links will train schools to use the Nurturing Programme to develop in children the emotional skills they need to form healthy relationships and to thrive. The training equips all the adults in the school to work consistently and positively with the young people, rewarding good behaviour and tackling the root causes of bad behaviour. The school community models behaviour and relationships which may be lacking at home, enabling the children to break the cycle of misery as parents later.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To enable children to develop into emotionally healthy adults who can participate fully in society.


    » By training schools to work with children to develop their emotional and social skills, so that they can build healthy relationships and thrive.

    What success will look like

    Success will be when children in the schools we have trained tell us they feel confident in their relationships and their future.

  • Impact


    The impact of this project is potentially large; young people achieving their aspirations, becoming responsible citizens of the future, and understanding and appreciating the needs of others. This programme equips children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have the self-belief that they can attain qualifications. Success will be seen day to day through achieving a positive atmosphere within schools and at home, which enhances their learning and ultimately helps them get higher qualifications.


    We do not anticipate risks with this project. We have thirteen years experience of working within schools and this project results from us seeing a very real need for a schools co-ordinator to facilitate this work.


    By sending them twice yearly progress reports and by anecdotal evidence .

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £45,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £45,000 salary and on costs on ocsts o working with children within a school

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Rosalind Portman £3,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Our project will be based in Oxfordshire but will be a national one.


    Familes of every background, creed and culture. Much of our work in schools has been with children from deprived socio-economic backgrounds, but we also with with families in more fortunate circumstances.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have over twenty years of experience working with families. We know what we deliver works and keeps working. We have many parents who have stayed on to run programmes themselves and this says much about the success of the Programme

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Julia Woods

    Editor of schools materials

    Sarah Darton

    Sarah will maange the project

    New Schools Co-Ordinator

    Co-ordinate our work within schools throughout the United Kingdom