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Organisations concerned with the welfare of children and young people

This page provides links to like-minded organisations, and further resources.

National Childrens BureauThe National Children’s Bureau (NCB) is a leading charity that for 50 years has been improving the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable.

NCB works with children and for children, to influence government policy, be a strong voice for young people and practitioners, and provide creative solutions on a range of social issues.

Visit the National Children’s Bureau website for further information.

British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and NeglectBritish Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAM)

BASPCAN is primarily a membership association for professionals and volunteers working in the field of child protection who can demonstrate active participation or interest in the aims of the Association.

It is the only multi-disciplinary association of its kind in the UK, bringing together personnel from all agencies who work in the field with children in need, and with those who are abused and neglected.

Visit the BASPCAN website for further information.

Early Intervention FoundationThe Early Intervention Foundation
The Early Intervention Foundation Champions and supports the greater use of early intervention measures to tackle the root causes of social problems amongst children and young people, from 0-18 years old. The Foundation: Advocates a cultural shift from late to early intervention; Assesses what programmes work – determining the best early interventions available and their relative value for money; Advises local commissioners, service providers & potential investors on the best practical, evidence-based measures for supporting children and families.

Visit the Early Intervention Foundation website for further information.

Childrens Commissioner for EnglandChildren’s Commissioner for England

Promoting the views and best interests of children and young people in England

The Commissioner and her team make sure that adults in charge listen to children and young people. They do this in partnership with others, by bringing children and young people into the heart of the decision-making process to increase understanding of their best interests.

Visit the Children’s Commissioner for England website for further information.

Child and Family TrainingChild & Family Training

Child & Family Training is an organisation working to promote evidence-based assessments and interventions with children and families.

The assessment tools and training courses are designed for professionals in health, children’s social care, education, the police and voluntary organisations who work with children and families.

Visit the Child & Family Training website for further information.

The Lucy Faithfull FoundationThe Lucy Faithfull Foundation

UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused.

The foundation works with entire families that have been affected by abuse including: adult male and female sexual abusers; young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; victims of abuse and other family members. Drawing on their expert knowledge about child sexual abuse the foundation offer a broad range of services for professionals and members of the public.

Visit the The Lucy Faithfull Foundation website for further information.

Just for Kids LawJust for Kids Law

Just for Kids Law was founded in 2006 based on the experiences of the founding directors, Shauneen Lambe and Aika Stephenson, who were working as legal aid lawyers and representing children in criminal courts.

In their extensive work with vulnerable children they found an environment that failed to take an all-encompassing view of the needs of the child/young person. The vision driving Just for Kids Law is not just about keeping children out of prison but keeping them out of the youth justice system.

We envisage a society where children are seen for the good in them, not judged by the bad; where all children are able to reach their potential irrelevant of class, race or gender.

Visit the the Just for Kids Law website for further information.

Youth Justice Legal Centre logoYouth Justice Legal Centre

The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) has been set up by the charity Just for Kids Law to provide much-needed legally accurate information about youth justice law.

YJLC is a website providing information about youth justice law for lawyers, professionals and young people, their families and carers.

Visit the website for further information.

National Centre for Therapeutic Residential Foster CareThe National Centre for Therapeutic, Residential & Foster Care

Transforming Troubled Lives Together – The National Centre for Therapeutic Residential and Foster Care aims to share knowledge about therapeutic residential and foster care for children and young people, and to support the use of reflective practice and research, in order to improve service quality, and ensure excellent outcomes.

Find out more on the website.

The Mulberry Bush SchoolThe Mulberry Bush School

By improving the life chances and social inclusion of traumatised children and young people, we create a long-term benefit to society by reducing their anti-social behaviour and its impact on families, schools and communities.

Visit the website for further information.

Howard League for Penal Reform logoHoward League for Penal Reform
The Howard League is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities, fewer people in prison. Our current campaigns include:
Transform Prisons – our work to change prisons
Children and Policing – our campaign to reduce the criminalisation of children
Women in the Penal System – our work to help women in trouble with the law

Visit the website for further information.

Prison Reform Trust logoPrison Reform Trust
The state of our prisons is a fair measure of the state of our society. The Prison Reform Trust works to ensure our prisons are just, humane and effective.

Visit the website for further information.

Centre for Justice Innovation logoCentre for Justice Innovation
The Centre for Justice Innovation works to reform the justice system through research, policy and practice development. Our mission is to seek to build a justice system that is and feels fair, that holds people accountable and which address the underlying problems which bring people into contact with it.

Visit the website for further information.

National Association for Youth Justice logoNational Association for Youth Justice
The National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ) is the only membership organisation which exclusively campaigns for the rights of and justice for children and young people in trouble with the law. NAYJ seeks to promote the welfare of children and young people in the Youth Justice system in England by campaigning, lobbying, publishing practice and policy papers and providing training events and conferences.

Visit the website for further information.

Bar Standards Board logoBar Standards Board
The Bar Standards Board regulates barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest.

Visit the website for further information.

Solicitors Regulation Authority logoSolicitors’ Regulation Authority
The Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) is the regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales. We regulate more than 130,000 solicitors in England and Wales. Our purpose is to protect the public by: ensuring that solicitors meet high standards, and by acting when risks are identified.

Visit the website for further information.

Triangle LogoTriangle
Triangle provides skilled support for children and young people in different settings including legal proceedings and enables children’s communication when it matters most, for example when children or young people’s evidence is required by the courts, when their views are needed to inform decisions about their lives, and when adults are trying to understand and respond to concerning behaviours.

Triangle is an independent organisation; not part of any government department, charity or voluntary agency.

Visit the website for further information.