About Us

Chariteens Residential Family Centre is a small independent and privately run service based in East London. We provide residential parenting and risk assessments for up to six young vulnerable parents and their babies, where there are child protection concerns. We are primarily involved in producing evidence based parenting assessments, designed to inform placement and planning decisions taken by the Courts and Local Authorities.  We are also able to offer free pre-admission Viability Assessments and on-going community assessment upon request.

 Our Objectives

  • We aspire to be a leading provider of residential parenting assessments and are motivated by our vision, values and beliefs.
  • Chariteens Residential Family Centre provides young parents with support and encourages them to never give up on themselves.
  • We work in partnership with families to protect children and prevent family breakdowns where this is possible.
  • Our staff adhere to person-centered working, are open and honest with families, non-judgmental, consistent and respectful.
  • We are committed to ensuring quality for families and regularly monitor and review our services, welcoming service user feedback to enable us to continuously develop and improve our service.

We Believe:

  • Every individual should be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Every individual should have the opportunities, support and encouragement to exercise control over their own lives, whilst acknowledging their responsibilities.
  • To provide parenting assessments which are independent, robust, evidence based, child centred, detailed and in adherence with childcare legislation and best practice.
  • To work in partnership with families and instill hope by assessing, building and improving upon their existing strengths and weaknesses.

Our Commitment

  • Promoting the safety and welfare of the children in our care as a priority.
  • Providing a residential centre with a highly trained staff team which meets the diverse needs of each family.
  • Ensuring the families in our care are given every opportunity to develop ‘good enough’ parenting skills and make the necessary changes required.
  • Tackling discrimination, promoting independence and ensuring equality of opportunity.