About Us

Our Vision, Mission & Values

We value every child as a unique and special individual who deserves every happiness and success in their lives.

Our powerful shared culture is lived and breathed by each member of our team and is the foundation on which our outstanding reputation is built.

Our Vision

To support, nurture and empower children in order to transform their lives, now and in the future.

Our Mission

We have a relentless commitment to providing outstanding care for every child we look after. Working together with a shared culture of empathy, humanity and compassion, we create the space, safety and support to enable children to face their future with optimism and confidence. We build a bridge for every child from a difficult past to a brighter future.

Our Values

Our values are based on the principle of CARE: Care for each other, care for the children we look after and care about what we do.

We collaborate in a spirit of openness and humility, recognising the multiple perspectives, unique contributions and commitment of all team members to the best possible care for our children.

We adopt a learning culture which promotes honesty above results, seeing our practice as a continuous process of reflection, adaptation and growth.

We respect and value everyone as an individual with their own strengths, needs and experiences and a shared humanity.

We respond with empathy and compassion and we treat each other as partners with a shared goal.

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