When we first started out as a Trust, we wanted a logo which encapsulated our values – putting children at the heart of everything we do. We asked children and young people in our care to enter a competition to design it for us – and this was the winner:
Drawn by a young person living with disabilities, it summed us up perfectly. The tree would represent each child. It would grow to be strong and resilient. We would protect it and keep it safe. The hands, which help shape the tree, would represented all the helpers – social care staff, foster carers, other professionals, adoptive parents, partner organisations – who would join together to support and nurture each child’s growth. Perfect!
Then we decided to use the tree’s hands, in different colours, to represent each of these ‘helping hands’, by profession, team or service, to tell our story. In the centre, is the child or young person’s hand, which we surround with support.
Below are some examples of how we’ve used the hands to show each part of our service, including our ‘hub’ model – you can read more about hubs and the way we work under ‘Our Social Work Model’ but you’ll see ‘hands’ through the site, demonstrating how we join together to help vulnerable children and young people in Slough be safe, secure and successful.