What is Time for Kids?

Time for Kids is about always thinking… what more could I do to help a child or young person to thrive? Themed around five values – connect, trust, hope, belong and believe – they provide a simple framework to guide our approach. 

Connect

Be crazy about the kid

We need to focus on building a human connection with a child. With patience and passion, we can help them achieve their very best.

Provide children with a consistent relationship with at least one adult that they trust

Many young people feel lost and don’t believe they have anyone to turn to. We need to provide professionals and volunteers with the time and resources to provide stability for a child or young person and gain their trust.

Trust

Hope

Encourage children to tell their story and learn to hope

We should encourage young people to express themselves and tell their story. We need to listen, to believe and to help the young person to make the changes they need to develop hope for the future.

Give children a sense of belonging and encourage them to shine

We need to find ways to build on the individual strengths of each child, whatever they might be, and help them to find places where they belong and shine.

Belong

Believe

Believe in what they can achieve

We all need to believe in the child or young person and what they can achieve, and inspire them to believe in themselves.

By embedding these principles across the children’s system, we can help to make Surrey a place where all children and young people, especially those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged, are supported to succeed.

Connect

Be crazy about the kid

A focus on developing a human connection with a child. By approaching them with patience, passion and adopting a ‘child-first’ mindset, we can help them achieve their very best.

Trust

Provide children with a consistent relationship with at least one adult that they trust 

Many young people feel lost and don’t believe they have anyone to turn to. We need to provide professionals and volunteers with the time and resources to provide stability for a child or young person and gain their trust.

Hope

Let children tell their story and hope for the future

We must encourage young people to express themselves; to listen, to believe and to help them make the changes that they need to develop hope for their future.

Belong

Give children a sense of belonging and encourage them to shine 

We need to find ways to build on the individual strengths of each child, whatever they might be, and help them to find places where they belong and shine.

Believe

Inspire children to believe in what they can achieve

We all need to believe in the child or young person and what they can achieve, and inspire them to believe in themselves.

By embedding these principles across the children’s system, we can help to make Surrey a place where all children and young people, especially those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged, are supported to succeed.