Transforming young lives
We work with and for children and 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.
Know more about their rights
87% of the young people we work with say they know more about their rights after working with us.
Would recommend us
88% of the young people we support say they would recommend Just for Kids Law to a friend.
Latest news, press & blogs
The winners Youth Justice Champion Awards have been announced at the Youth Justice Legal Centre's Youth Justice Summit
The Youth Justice Legal Centre at Just for Kids Law stages its third summit; theme for 2019 is 'Children in the criminal courts'
The review makes 30 recommendations for change to the current regime, including for schools to be made accountable for unlawful exclusions.
End Child Imprisonment campaign releases document on principles and minimum expectations for children deprived of their liberty
"Youth Justice Law and Practice", published by Legal Action Group, is a major new guide to youth justice law by Kate Aubrey-Johnson, Shauneen Lambe and Jennifer Twite.
JfKL's Laura Cooper on our new State of Children's Rights report and the disturbing trends it highlights around disproportionality in the youth justice system
A new report from the Children’s Rights Alliance for England highlights how school exclusions infringe on children’s rights – leading to worse outcomes at a higher cost to taxpayers.
Britain’s poorest children are increasingly subject to poor housing and dangerous policing tactics including Tasers and spit-hoods, with frighteningly little oversight or scrutiny, finds a major new report.
The State of Children's Rights in England 2018 report, published by the Children's Rights Alliance for England, reveals how children's rights are being neglected as the nation focuses on Brexit.
The decision not to raise fees for residency and citizenship applications in 2019 is welcome, but the government should now consider lowering fees that are causing distress and instability for young migrants
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.