Just for Kids Law and its policy arm, the Children's Rights Alliance for England, has been named as one of the member organisations of the new London Housing Panel. The panel has been established by the Mayor of London and Trust for London in order to help shape future housing policy in the capital.
Every year Just for Kids Law assists hundreds of children and young people in London facing critical housing issues, while CRAE campaigns against child homelessness and the use of innapropriate accomodation for families with children. This includes Change it!, a campaign led by children with experience of being housed in B&B-style accomodation who are pushing for government to ensure suitable, stable and secure accomodation for all families with children.
Enver Solomon, CEO of Just for Kids Law, said:
“In recent years we’ve seen an increasing number of children and young people coming to us because they are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It’s a travesty that in one of the richest cities in the world, so many people end up without a home or are left to languish in insecure and inappropriate accommodation. This new panel is a positive step from the Mayor’s office to address this issue, and we are honoured to have been selected as a member. We will use the opportunity to bring the voices of vulnerable children and young people to the heart of the debate on homelessness in London.”
Find out more:
- Find out more about how housing issues affect children in England in our latest State of Children's Rights Report
- Read first-hand stories from children with experience of homelessness in our Change it! report
- Hear what it's like to advocate for children facing critical housing needs from our youth advocate Justin Johnson