Established in 1815, Carolina House Trust is one of Scotland’s oldest children’s charities. We provide safe and nurturing homes to vulnerable children and young people. We support carers to offer family-based care to children and young people who cannot live with their own family for as long as it is needed.
We have been supporting children and young people in Scotland for over 200 years and in that time society’s attitudes to caring for vulnerable children and our knowledge of the effects of trauma on children have evolved. We evolve with the times and contribute our knowledge and experience to change policy, practice and promote better outcomes for care-experienced young people and care leavers.
Carolina House Trust works to the highest standards with children and young people to create homely nurturing environments where they are supported to grow, develop and achieve their individual potential.
We do this by:
Respect: mutual respect is the basis of all interaction within the CHT community.
Leadership: leadership is practiced and encouraged at all levels within the CHT community.
Teamwork: working together collaboratively to achieve our shared outcomes to deliver the organisation’s vision.
Reflective: in line with our growth mindset culture, we learn from experience both good and not so good, with the aim to continuously improve.
Partnership working: we will work with other agencies to provide services that meet their needs and the needs of vulnerable children and young people.
Equality and Diversity: we strive to offer equal opportunities to all while recognising and valuing differences in our people and the children and young people we support.
Build capacity: we build on the individual skills of our community and offer opportunities to develop new skills and opportunities through shared learning and experiences to enhance the sustainability of the organisation.
Innovative: we seek to develop as an organisation by pushing the boundaries of what is possible while acknowledging national and local policies.
Asset-based: build on existing community-based assets aiding and enhancing social capital to increase productive potential.