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
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
An event held in parliament yesterday called on the government to introduce affordable fees and fair treatment for young UK migrants.
The High Court has granted Just for Kids Law permission to proceed with a case against the Home Office concerning the use of children as spies by the police and other investigative agencies.
Protecting victims of child criminal exploitation is not a “loophole” in modern slavery legislation, it is the law serving its purpose, argues JfKL’s Aika Stephenson
An evaluation by NCVO Charities Evaluation Services finds JfKL's casework model leads to reduced feeling of isolation, improved wellbeing and increased ability to self-advocate.
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”.
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.