About Us

Our Key Principles of Care

Valuing Every Child

We value every child as an individual with talents, strengths and capabilities that we can help to develop and flourish. We nurture children and help to build their confidence, self-esteem and belief in their abilities. We seek to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of themselves and the world according to their unique needs, journey and future plans.


We respond with empathy, humanity and compassion in all situations, keeping our strong shared culture and our Mission and Values at the forefront of our practice.


We keep the children at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to listening to and acting on their voice. We are united in our relentless focus on the best interests of, and outcomes for, the individual child. We are not only their caregivers but their cheerleaders and champions.

Continuous Assessment

We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to assessment throughout the child’s time with us, ensuring that the care we are providing, and the plans for the child’s future, are informed by the most detailed and accurate information possible.

Nurturing Environment

We provide a safe, stimulating environment in which to nurture our children. Our spacious and comfortable homes offer spaces that allow privacy as well as common spaces and gardens to be active and benefit from the outdoors. All of our homes are located in a peaceful, countryside environment with a world of outdoor activities on the doorstep.


We see our care for children as a continuous process of reflection, learning and adaptation. As specialists, we have the experience, skills and confidence to respond to the changing needs of the individual child.


We value and nurture positive relationships above all else, encouraging the meaningful bonds between children and staff which can truly transform their lives.

Fun & Adventure

Our children’s journey with us is underpinned by a spirit of exploration and adventure. Through outdoor and adventurous activities we inspire and engage children, and in all areas of our care we actively promote this sense of action, participation and challenge.

High Expectations

We are ambitious regarding our ability to facilitate lasting, positive change for our children. We set high expectations for our staff and we expect nothing less than passion, energy and unwavering commitment to the success of our children. We are uncompromising in our ambition for our children in terms of what they can achieve, both during their time with us and in the future.


We value our partnerships with external stakeholders, professionals, families and communities of origin, and we adopt a proactive and open approach to our collaboration with these partners. We place the child firmly at the front and centre of this approach, seeking their contribution and collaboration wherever possible and following their lead.

What Others Say About Us

I am truly taken aback by the level of care you have shown. The staff have gone out of their way to show him the attention and care that he has never had. When I visited him, it was like I was looking at a different child to what he was before he came. He was not like a child in care, he was like a child in a family. You have literally saved his life.

Social Worker

All children and young people thrive, and they make progress while living at the home. Because of the services provided the children and young people experience an individualised, stable and consistent home life. Children and young people benefit from the integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to education and care. They each achieve their full potential and, in many cases, do so beyond previous expectations.


I am so grateful to the AWW team for their dedication and commitment to caring and supporting Sam. He recently reported that being at there gave him the space to think and the opportunity to reflect on his attitude and make plans for his future.

Social Worker

I have to share my delight at Luke’s progress at AWW. Thanks to your support, in the last 17 weeks Luke and has turned his life around significantly. From where he has come from to where he is now, I am so proud of him.

Social Worker

The placement was really good and beneficial to me. The staff were all really supportive and nice and always made themselves available to me if I had any problems. The outdoor activities that were offered helped me to have a better outlook and showed me that I can do so much more in life, and it really helped me process and made me feel like a better person.


As METCO Officer for Cumbria Police I have regular contact with the team at AWW in relation to vulnerable children at risk of CSE and going missing. If a specific incident has occurred, the Home Manager and I speak on the phone to discuss the best way forward. She also attends CSE risk assessment meetings and we receive Philomena Protocol forms when a young person arrives in placement.

Cumbria Police