Our youth advocates, opportunities workers and lawyers work with and for children and young people to ensure their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted, and their voices heard and valued.
Our founders recognised that children in difficulty rarely have only one problem. That’s why we developed a unique model of holistic support, combining legal advice and representation with direct advocacy and support in accessing opportunities. We offer tailored support for each of our clients to reflect the individuality and variety of challenges that they face.
We also fight for wider reform, taking the evidence from our direct casework as our starting point. We do this through strategic litigation, campaigning and equipping others to work for children’s rights. Our work in this area includes hosting the Children’s Rights Alliance for England, which protects the human rights of children, and the Youth Justice Legal Centre, which provides legal knowledge and expertise about children’s rights in the criminal justice system.
What do we mean by ‘holistic’ support?
We believe that 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. An advocate supports a young person to make sure their views and wishes are heard and respected. Our advocates offer tailored, one-to-one support every step of the way. This often includes working collaboratively with lawyers to provide young people with a wide range of legal expertise and assistance. This ‘holistic support’ ensures young people get all the help they need.