Improving the life chances of children and young people

Improving the life chances of children and young people

Championing nurture in education

We help to unlock pupils’ potential, by removing barriers to learning. In the last two years we’ve reached:


children and young people


 education professionals

Who we work with

We support the whole education system, to ensure that every child and young person gets the support they need to have the best possible chance in life.

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and Trusts
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Local Education
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Violence Reduction Units
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and Academics

Removing the barriers

to learning by

Training practitioners in nurture provision and providing tools and resources

Helping to foster a nurturing culture across the whole school

Influencing educational policy

Campaigning to raise awareness

Success stories

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Watch Connah's story as talks about how a nurture group enabled him to communicate with others more effectively by building up his confidence.
A photo of a young female adult called Emma
Watch Emma's story as she explains how a nurture group helped to build up her confidence and to overcome her anxiety at school.
A photo of a young male adult called Shane
Watch Shane's story to see how being a part of a nurture group supported him to overcome issues at home and help with his anger management.

Latest news and blog posts

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The impact of nurture for those ‘on the fringes’
We know that a nurturing approach can have an incredible effect on the lives of children and young people, and we love to hear about the real-life impact it has…
Tackling loneliness by building nurturing connections
Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year aims to highlight the impact of loneliness. Research from the Mental Health Foundation found that loneliness affects millions…
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Nurtureuk to deliver community summit in Kent
Nurtureuk are partnering with the Kent and Medway Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) to deliver a two-day community summit to explore how nurturing approaches in schools can be extended to the…
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Supporting all young children to succeed at school: nurtureuk responds to COYL report
A series of stories about young children being repeatedly failed by the education system make for some shocking reading. The tales have been included in a vital new report launched…
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Nurtureuk and SafeLives help to increase knowledge of domestic abuse in schools
On Wednesday 27 April, nurtureuk invited SafeLives to join a networking event as part of our Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) programme.  SafeLives is a leading UK charity dedicated to ending…
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Supporting children and young people with stress at school
Stress is a normal response to changes and challenges, and it is an inevitable aspect of life. For children and young people, they can feel stressed when there is something…