Our work How we work How we work Family for Every Child’s model is unique. Coming together as a unified network of local organisations working on children’s care and protection, we can achieve so much more than we could individually. We liken this to an Aspen grove. This model delivers: Aspens are a tree that grows all over the world. When they come together they form the world’s largest living organism, because they have a shared root system that brings them together as one. This is known as a grove. Each tree adapts to its own terrain, but with the support of these shared roots. When one aspen needs more nutrients, the grove responds. Family for Every Child works the same way. Although our members all grow independently, they are connected by a shared root system, tended to by a small team of Family staff (The Secretariat). This makes each member more effective, and the network as a whole more resilient, because together, we’re more than the sum of our parts. The power of a networkAs a united Alliance, we harness the power of all of our members. Together, we deliver collaborative projects that deliver impact and change at a larger scale than our members could do separately. These include global campaigns and advocacy, international research and pilot programmes to achieve change in multiple countries – and we share what we learn even more widely Locally-grown solutionsOur members are all deeply-rooted where they work, so their models for change grow directly out of the needs of their unique communities. We don’t have a Head Office that develops programmes far away from where they are implemented. Instead we celebrate the diversity of ideas that flourishes when each member develops the work they do to the realities they encounter on the ground. Global impactOur members work in an ever-growing number of countries in every region around the world, giving us an extensive geographical impact that enables us to collectively reach large numbers of children and families. At the same time, knowledge and solutions flow between them, enabling each one to learn from each other, selecting and adapting relevant models so they become stronger and more effective in their own unique contexts. Diverse leadershipOur collective work is led by diverse organisations in every region of the world. All members can contribute to setting the direction of the Alliance and can vote on decisions. This model reflects our belief that global change needs to be driven by global needs; and ensures that the actions we take reflect the needs of children and families everywhere. Efficiency and efficacyBecause member organisations lead the change, our supporting team that feeds our shared root system is relatively small. We connect online, and have no physical offices. This light and agile team exists to accompany and support members to develop their own capacities and grow the Alliance. As a result, we achieve our global impact whilst remaining efficient.