Transforming young lives
We work with and for young people to ensure their legal rights are respected and promoted, and their voices heard and valued.
Support, advice and legal help for young people in difficulty.
We are all part of Just for Kids Law
Providing legal knowledge and expertise about children’s rights in the criminal justice system.
Let Us Learn is a youth-led movement for access to higher education for all young people living in the UK.
CRAE fights for children’s rights by listening and empowering children and campaigning for change.
Recruiting “the best and the brightest” to work as community-based Youth Advocates for a year.
What we do
We help young people navigate their way through challenging times: whether they are facing difficulties at school, mental health, immigration, or youth justice issues, are being denied benefits, have problems accessing social services, or are homeless.
Holistic support - our model of advocacy
Using the law for social change
Children as Spies - our latest campaign
Holistic support cases
We think the best way to support young people to reach their potential is to identify and work on all of their needs. We have a team of advocates who work with young people everyday.
Increase from 2016
Each year we are reaching more young people. But we are turning away kids in difficulty every week. Please help us to help them by donating now.
Happy with Our Support
After working with Just for Kids Law 99% of our clients are happy with our support
Latest news, press & blogs
Dozens of organisations have called on lawmakers to drop plans for new Knife Crime Prevention Orders, which it is feared could have the counterproductive effect of drawing more children and young people into the criminal justice system.
Along with 35 other organisations and individuals, JfKL is calling for the closure of Medway secure training centre & secure school after it was revealed that children at the centre are still being unlawfully restrained
The Youth Justice Legal Centre has announced the date and keynote speakers for its upcoming Youth Justice Summit, which will focus on the theme of “Children in the Criminal Courts”.
Jennifer Twite, Head of Strategic Litigation at Just for Kids Law, explains the significance of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the disclosure of youth cautions.
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled the disclosure of youth reprimands to future employers to be incompatible with human rights legislation, a decision that could benefit thousands of children issued with youth cautions every year.
"I came out in an awful way, a very damaged girl." - National media reports on the housing of children in B&Bs
A joint investigation by The Observer and BBC 5 Live shines a light on the lives of young people in care forced into inappropriate B&B accomodation
JfKL’s Mark McDonald writes about the Department for Education’s new report and the key role that independent advocacy has to play in improving educational outcomes of Children in Need
JfKL's Alex Temple writes for the Justice Gap about the problem of youth reoffending in England and Wales, and what we can learn from Scotland's children's hearings system
The campaign is being developed by a coalition of organisations including JfKL, and calls for a child rights-centred approach to youth justice.
Law Commission report recommends amending Sentencing Code and future legislation to clarify status of teenagers
For all children and young people in the UK to have their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted, and their voices heard and valued.
Every week we are turning away children and young people because we don't have the resources to help them. Your donation will make a difference.
Where your money goes
Your money will help transform the lives of children and young people harnessing the huge potential all children and young people have.