Our Mission: improving policy and practice for the well-being of children and young people
The Michael Sieff Foundation is a registered charity which has been at work since 1987. The Foundation is dedicated to improving policy and practice for the well-being of children and young people.
The Foundation achieves these objectives by bringing together people with wide ranging responsibilities for vulnerable children and young people, resulting in action being taken in practical ways. Since research shows the best outcomes for children depends on multi-disciplinary work, the Foundation encourages multi-agency collaboration. The web site provides a resource for the holding of material presented at its conferences and seminars, with links to other like-minded organisations.
Since 1987 the Foundation has made a significant contribution to policy and practice in the sphere of child protection, the social re-integration of young offenders, combating cross border paedophile activity, improving the conditions for children giving evidence in court, work with early years’ children and the welfare of children in primary schools. The Foundation sponsored a Parliamentarians’ Inquiry into the Youth Justice System (The Carlile Inquiry). There is continually updated information concerning the Inquiry here.
The Foundation’s achievements are often the successful adoption by others, both central and local government, of new initiatives arising from our conferences and seminars.
The Foundation will consider promoting and sponsoring with other funding bodies collaboration on matters of policy development and implementation of issues relating to children and young people. It is not a grant making body.