Our Impact

Our Impact

Our work with referred families has consistently helped highly troubled children and families overcome trauma and lead more positive lives.Many children and young people have been able to progress with a more positive outlook in school, at home and in the community.
Regular evaluation of our work indicates that children and young people are less fearful, are able to self regulate their behaviour and manage their feelings, and gain a belief that they are able to achieve in life.

Over 15 years, our unique approach has proved successful for many families.

We monitor and score a range of outcomes individually for children, assessed through child/family feedback, session records, staff observations and feedback from professionals.

Internal measures are supported by Independent evaluation of Dandelion Time every few years.  Evaluation has shown significant improvements in emotional well-being and behaviour in children.   Research by the Dartington Social Research Unit, University of Greenwich, Ascolta Research and Canterbury Christ Church University has noted the effective and unique nature Dandelion Time’s service, and its success in helping children recover from trauma and thrive.

 “All [professionals] made positive comments on the effectiveness of DT [and]…the ability of DT to get families engaged.  There are accounts of family relationships improving, of the behaviour of a child changing dramatically and of more satisfying relationships.  Schools were very positive and used terms like ‘invaluable’, ‘the magic place’, ‘nothing else like it’.  DT was generally considered to have made an impact by offering a service at a level breadth and intensity which other agencies cannot offer”.  

Professor Carl Parsons, Research Centre for Children, Schools and Families, University of Greenwich.

Dandelion Time has continued to bring about positive changes in personal outcomes for most of the children attending.

Our Impact

Impact 2018

Impact 2018

Our Impact in 2018 in numbers
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Stories

Stories

We invite you to read or watch some of the heart warming stories of children that come to Dandelion Time and the positive impact we have had on their lives
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Meet the team

The Therapeutic Team

The Therapeutic Team

  Our Team is highly qualified and experienced in the provision of individual and group therapeutic work with vulnerable adults, children[ Read more...]

Our Volunteers

Our Volunteers

In 2018, over 4000 hours were donated by volunteers, with a further 2,300 hours from corporate volunteers in our community. How[ Read more...]

Fundraising

Fundraising

Our energetic Fundraising Team organises our varied and interesting events calendar, as well as managing relationships with the organisations and[ Read more...]

Finance and Operations

Finance and Operations

Julia White (standing) is our Finance Officer, in charge of our day to day accounting procedures, including counting all the[ Read more...]

Management Team

Management Team

Graham Carpenter BEM CEO A founding member, Graham is an experienced leader in charitable and commercial organisations. The last twenty years he[ Read more...]

Our Trustees

Our Trustees

Dr Caroline Jessel, Chairman As a former local GP Caroline has a strong commitment to improving the health and emotional well being[ Read more...]