We are a UK registered charity (Charity No. 1170660) and company limited by guarantee (Company No. 10445272).

(C) 2018 The Family Initiative

OUR VALUES

Putting Children First: Our priority is to see children thrive in all contexts.
 

Love and Care: We believe that all people are inherently created to be in loving and caring relationships.

 

Sustainable Growth: We deliver high impact solutions with sustainable investment for the long term.

 

Culture and Diversity: We honour differences across cultures & embrace diversity through countering bias.
 

Innovation and Learning: We collaborate widely to learn for the sake of improving outcomes for children.

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Martin is married to Emily and has two young daughters. Previously Head of Operations and Digital for the Family Matters Institute, where he led the creation of services serving 1.2 million parents each year. Co-founded Inspired Life, an award winning social enterprise that has supported positive emotional health and well-being with over 30,000 young people to date. Executive MBA from the Cranfield University School of Management and PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner.

CEO

Martin Desborough

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Partnerships

Johan van den Heever

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Coming soon.

Trusts and Foundations

Helen Goodchild

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Previous project manager of TaMHS Bedforshire (targeted mental health in schools), founding director of Inspired Life social enterprise, working with young people promoting positive emotional health and wellbeing. Qualified sports coach and young enterprise volunteer. Executive MBA, PRINCE2 Practitioner Project Manager, First Aid at work and SMILE Emotional Resilience in Young People trained.

Youth Worker

Richard Harpham

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Policy, Research and Innovation

Duncan Fisher OBE

20 years’ experience in working with families and fatherhood. He was awarded an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II for his work promoting child welfare through family inclusive health & social care. Previously co-founded the Fatherhood Institute and the Travel Foundation, establishing both as sector leaders. Has been a board member for the UK Government Equal Opportunities Commission and the Maternity Matters Task Force. International speaker and policy expert on fatherhood, co-parenting and relationships.

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Programme Administrator

Alice Piggott

Coming soon.

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Youth Worker

Ashley Kenlock

Previous project manager of Inspired Life. Built charity volunteer and community engagement program with Sports Trader and UK Cabinet Office. Previous DEFRA research assistant. PTLLS Level 4, Youth Mental Health First Aid and SMILE Emotional Resilience in Young People trained.

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Editorial Assistant

Miriam Fisher

Coming soon.