Young People at Heart was founded by Gary and Davina Cox as a not-for-profit organisation for one simple reason; they wanted to create an independent fostering environment where outcomes for young people were paramount for the organisation and everyone associated with it. Being a not-for-profit organisation means there are no shares, so any surpluses will be retained within the organisation for the benefit of the young people in care, not paid out to shareholders or investors as dividends or interest. Quite simply, everything the organisation does has the interests of young people at heart and that’s the way Gary and Davina want it to stay so Young People at Heart will remain not-for-profit, overseen by the Cox family, to provide a safe, secure and stable environment for young people in care and our foster carers and staff.
Aim and objective: Our aim and objective is to achieve the best possible outcome for every young person placed in our care by providing a healthy and safe family environment in which the young person can develop to their full potential.
Our Values: As we work towards our objective of achieving the best possible outcome for every young person placed in our care, we have two simple but key values:
Everything else, such as valuing and supporting our foster carers and staff, follows from these values in order to achieve our objective.
What is Fostering? Fostering is where a young person goes to live with a foster family because they can’t live at home with their own family. Young people come into care for a wide variety of reasons and our aim is to provide care, security and emotional support for the young person in your home.
Why not foster with Young People at Heart? As a not-for-profit organisation, our focus is on achieving the best possible outcome for the young people in our care. We achieve this by supporting our foster carers and staff every step of the way. If you are interested in fostering, either as a new foster carer or transferring to us from another fostering organisation, why not contact us. We’d love to talk to you.
Young People at Heart. Our name is our ethos
Being a not-for-profit organisation means any surpluses will be retained within the organisation for the benefit of the young people in care.