Building relationships

Related to our emphasis on people is our focus on relationship-building – creating the conditions for staff to develop warm, trusting, professional relationships with students. Relational approaches have been found to have significantly better outcomes than transactional approaches. Relationships with key individuals, as opposed to impersonal interactions with services, are particularly important for those who experience severe and multiple disadvantage, and those who may have had very negative interactions with institutions and agencies in the past.

Relationships are at the core of Reach Foundation’s philosophy: employing the right people to establish the best forms of relationship with children, young people and families is what will make the Foundation’s work successful.

There is a growing evidentiary base for the power of relationships in a range of social policy areas and this reflects the Reach approach. We operate a ‘no wrong door’ approach and are committed to ensuring that every family is welcomed and support within the Hub.