The Foundation is delighted to be supporting Every Parent & Child and the wider communities that this fantastic local charity supports through our Family and Friends Grants programme. The Foundation’s funding supports the Starfish project which enables children and young people in London with special educational needs and/or disability or those at risk of exclusion to thrive and succeed in education and their communities.
Every Parent & Child (EPC) is a respected local charity based in Enfield which provides much-needed services to children, young people and families. EPC is valued by families, professionals and other voluntary organisations for their expert and timely advice, practical help and emotional support they give to families.
EPC is committed towards advancing the education of children, either resident or educated in the London Borough of Enfield and surrounding areas, regardless of culture, beliefs or language who, because of difficulties in the school or home environment, require additional support to help them complete their education.
The Starfish project supports children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability to improve communication, advocacy and life skills and develop their personal narrative story telling in order to be ready for transitions and reach their full potential. Children at risk of social exclusion have access to an enriching programme of support which enables them to practice and develop strategies in a small group environment. This leads to an improvement in emotional well-being, increased participation in school and the wider community and an increased belief in their capacity to progress and do well both socially and academically.
As the Starfish fable illustrates, we all have the opportunity to help create positive change in our society.