About us

Chariteens Residential Family Centre is a Community Interest Company based in East London. We undertake residential parenting and risk assessments for vulnerable parents and their children from the ages of 0 – 5 years old, where there are child protection concerns.

We are primarily involved in producing evidence based parenting assessments, which are designed to inform decisions for Courts and Local Authorities. We are also able to offer a pre-admission Viability Assessments and on-going community assessment upon request.

We are also actively involved in social enterprise activities in the community in empowering young people with life skills which include imparting them Information Technology related skills. In doing so, we work in partnership with other local charitable organisations that work young vulnerable people

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 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-centred 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 are actively involved in the community in promoting the lifestyle for disadvantages individuals and families through social enterprises, promoting self-help initiatives and volunteering.

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 instil 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.