our communities

Beginning in West London in 2016, our work is focused on communities of greatest need.

Children and young people in these communities have multiple, interrelated needs: low grades, poor attendance, wellbeing concerns, low levels of parental involvement – but none at a level to qualify for additional statutory support.

Support is overly focussed at ‘crisis’ level, and children and families are not engaged early enough in preventative support and ‘family help’.

In West London, we work in parts of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Brent, and Westminster.

We are embedded in the communities so we can link and connect everyone together. We have local hubs in each area so we can be truly local, understanding what makes these communities so brilliant, and what might need changing.

In 2022 to 2023 we worked with 1,675 children and young people in 55 settings including nursery, primary and secondary schools, and sixth-form colleges, with 40 partner organisations. However, we know that there are children and young people all across the UK that need dedicated support.

We are growing so we can be truly 'deep' in these communities - supporting children in these areas of deep inequality and working together to impact a generation of young people.

We have a big ambition - by working with local organisations and people, we think it is possible to enable all children in these parts of London to have access to the support they need to flourish.

For more information on the schools with which we currently work, please visit our Schools page.

In 2024 to 2025, we will be working with 250 children and families in 7 schools in the Leigh area of Wigan.

Developed in partnership with Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership, and local community organisations and schools, the new programmes translate the core principles of the AllChild model to fit local context in a new place. These communities are characterised by:

  • The highest rate in Greater Manchester for child mental health referrals
  • High free school meal rates
  • Neighbourhoods in the top 10% of the most deprived areas in the UK
  • High numbers of 'looked after' children
  • An already established Family Hub strategy

Following a deep listening process, our model has been translated to work closely with existing local systems of support and families, and to focus on three key challenges: improving attendance, reducing exclusions, and reducing mental health referrals.

Wigan Area delivery schools

together, every child and young person can flourish.