Our story so far
Triangle is now led by our team of Directors; Maxime Cole, Laura Jones, Carly McAuley and Anthony Julyan
Triangle is independent. That means we aren't part of social services, the government, the police or the courts. We are not a charity or voluntary agency.
We provide specialist services for children and young people up to age 30, across the UK. We have particular expertise with very young children and those with complex communication needs arising from impairment or trauma. We are regularly instructed in the most complex and high profile situations, and have been involved in many landmark developments in children’s evidence and in careful, child-centred communication. We also provide training and resources and contribute to national policy and guidance.
We work directly with children, young people and families, and we teach and advise professionals. We also provide communication assistance and expert opinion to the courts.
Our mission is to reposition children and young people in the UK as competent communicators and active agents in their own lives, making a real and measurable difference by:
Triangle’s practice is built on some very clear values:
We are committed to working in partnership with children and young people, taking seriously the feelings and perceptions of the child or young person and those most closely involved in their lives. Triangle is advised by several consultative groups of children and young people; these groups help us with our work at many levels.
We have a strong commitment to anti-oppressive practice and to making our service sensitive to individual children, young people and families, in terms of race, culture, gender, sexuality and religion as well as the child or young person’s particular individual needs. Triangle is informed by an understanding of the social model of disability, which recognises the powerful nature of oppression as secondary to a child's impairment. This means many of the children and young people we work with face two different problems: the direct impact of their condition or impairment plus the consequences of growing up in a disabling world.