Our mission statement

Anderida Adolescent Care is an organisation with a proven history and track record of working with and supporting traumatised young people who are not able to live with their own families and have usually had a number of failed placements.

The fostering service will aim to ‘purposefully include’ the family members of a young person where we can make it safe to do so and seek to maintain the relationships which will be enduring and long-lasting. Anderida Foster Care will seek evidence and recognise the impossibility of preventing young people to resist the connection with their family, alongside the harm caused by complete separation.

Anderida Foster Care aims to ‘call into question’ the validity of the ‘status quo’, within the current fostering landscape, and provide an innovative model. It also aims to dispute the attitude and mindset surrounding the ‘institutionalised and institutionalising language’ and ‘procedural regimentation’ that dominates the lives of traumatised young people within foster care.

Instead, the service will promote and nurture an inclusive ‘growth mindset’, from which carers will communicate a strong conviction, that the young person will be integrated, feel connected with nurturing others and actualise themselves.


Statement of Purpose

This statement of purpose is intended to be used as a working document which can be added to and amended as we grow and develop as an organisation that strives to meet the needs of the individual young men and women in our foster homes and for those who move on, whether to independent accommodation or to return to their home area.


  • This statement of purpose has been produced in line with:

  • The Fostering Services: National Minimum Standards.

  • The Children Act 1989 Guidance and Regulations Volume 4: Fostering Services.

  • The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011.

Non-Violent Resistance

Since its inception in 1991, Anderida has evolved from an organisation that was primarily focused on helping young people to prepare for independence.

The last six years have seen the introduction of the Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) model which has been embedded and integrated as the core foundation and therapeutic model.

Non Violent Resistance thinks about the anchoring function of attachment and seeks to raise the physical and embodied presence of families and caregivers in a child’s life. NVR advocates that rather than relying solely on the use of consequences, control, and trying to develop insight into the young person, we aim to place our focus on improving relationships with families and as caregivers. Non Violent Resistance actively promotes working alliances between caregivers, parents, local authorities, and adults who support young people. Anderida requires the support of young people’s social workers and will seek to include participation from them and families in delivering Non-Vilolent Resistance interventions.




The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills is a non-ministerial department of the UK government, reporting to Parliament. Ofsted is responsible for inspecting a range of educational institutions, including state schools and some independent schools. It also inspects childcare, adoption and fostering agencies and initial teacher training, and regulates a range of early years and children’s social care services.