About Home-Start Leeds

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We are an independent locally managed charity that began in 1987.

We are part of a national and international network with over 300 schemes in the UK and in 22 other countries. The first Home-Start scheme started in Leicester in 1973.

We are affiliated to our national organisation, Home-Start UK, which supports local schemes by providing information, support and guidance that ensures consistent and quality support for children and their families.

Home-Start recognises that often the best way to help children is to support their parents, helping them give their children the best possible start in life.

We expect all our staff, volunteers and trustees to uphold the attitudes, values, behaviours and language that promotes the well being and safety of children, young people and adults at risk.

We promote equality of opportunity and inclusion for all and celebrate the diversity and contribution that everyone brings to our organisation.

We are passionate about ensuring the voice and influence of children, young people, parents, carers and volunteers informs development and delivery of all our services.