Our Vision

At Lighthouse, we believe that children in care have the right to the same opportunities as everyone else – at home, school and in their communities.

We believe an affirming and engaging environment is needed for a child to realise the brightest future possible.

Together we can close the care gap for good.

"Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual."

Arthur Koestler, Philosopher
"One should teach children to dance on a tightrope without a safety net,
To sleep at night alone under the sky,
To row a boat out on the open sea.
One should teach them to imagine castles in the sky, instead of houses on the ground,
To be nowhere at home but in life itself
And to find security within themselves."

Hans-Herbert Dreiske, Poet and Social Worker
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
"Children are the true connoisseurs. What’s precious to them has no price, only value."

Bel Kaufman, author

We are working towards the day when every child in care has an equal opportunity to realise their potential in life. To make this a reality, we will work alongside other children’s homes, education providers, funders, decision-makers and wider society to deliver enduring change throughout the system.

Support Us

We are always looking for organisations and people to collaborate with to help improve the system for children in care.

If you would like to volunteer or work for us find out more here.

You can support us by making a donation.