About us

Mission

Home for Good is a charity dedicated to finding a home for every child who needs one by co-ordinating and resourcing a rapidly growing network of people, churches and local movements across the UK who are raising awareness of the needs of vulnerable children and young people, inspiring individuals to explore fostering and adoption and equipping churches to understand and support.

Story

In 2011, the desperate shortage of foster carers and adoptive parents in the UK made headline news and several Christian leaders who were also foster carers or adoptive parents committed to work together to raise the profile of fostering and adoption within the UK Church.

The Home for Good initiative was launched in early 2013 as a campaign run in partnership between Care for the Family, CCPAS (now Thirtyone:eight) and Evangelical Alliance, with the aim of making fostering and adoption a significant part of the life and ministry of the Church in the UK. At the forefront was the Home for Good book, written by Krish and Miriam Kandiah.

As the campaign gained momentum, and churches, local authorities, agencies and many committed individuals offered their support to Home for Good, it became clear that there was even more to come. The Church was recognising the need for more people to foster or adopt, and the importance of supporting families that do this, and in September 2014, Home for Good became a charity.

Find out how we are achieving our vision today.

Values

Our two core values are the twin threads that run through every aspect of our work. All that we do is shaped by, built upon, and fuelled through being child-focused and faith-rooted.

  • Child-focused
    Children and young people will always be at the heart of Home for Good. We are passionate about finding the best possible home for every child who needs one, where they will be loved and nurtured and go on to thrive. We affirm the infinite value of every child and will do all we can to advocate on their behalf, championing their needs and celebrating their successes, ensuring their voices are heard. We believe in the potential of every child and young person and will not give up.
  • Faith-rooted
    Our Christian faith inspires, motivates and encourages us to act and to believe that change is possible as we stand firmly on a strong theological foundation and commit to prayer for every aspect of our work. We will hold on to faith amidst setbacks and challenges and step out in faith to act. We are open about our faith and recognise the potential in the Church to make a difference, but we do not expect preferential treatment and are keen to work in partnership with those of other faiths and of no faith.

To find out more about what shapes our work, read our ethos statement.

Impact

Year on year we have seen growth and development across our work. We are passionate about capturing stories that represent all we do, and recording the impact of our work.

Read our annual reports to find out more.

People

Hundreds of individuals have a role in Home for Good and our vision will not be achieved without everyone playing the part.

  • We have a passionate and dedicated staff team of more than thirty working throughout the UK, some of whom have a regional specific focus.
  • Our trustees are experts in their fields, committed to the vision and values of Home for Good.
  • Our advisory boards for Scotland and Northern Ireland provide excellent support, expertise and accountability for our work in the nations.
  • Home for Good local movements seek to pursue our vision in a local context.
  • Our nationwide network of Home for Good champions are individuals who share our heart for vulnerable children and share the vision at every opportunity.
  • We partner with a range of excellent adoption agencies, local authorities and not-for-profit independent fostering agencies throughout the UK to create faith-friendly pathways to fostering and adoption.

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