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On this page, you will find a list of organisations and charities that provide support to children and young adults.

Children should not have to enter the youth justice system to have their needs met. The earlier we intervene to support children who are vulnerable, the more likely they will go on to live constructive and positive lives without offending. These resources may help address those needs.

These organisations offer a range of services such as mental health support, youth justice, and help for tackling homelessness. You can click on the highlighted links to visit their websites and learn more about them.

If you are an organisation that would like to be featured on this page, you can contact us using the button below, attaching a short blurb and logo*, and a member of the Resource Hub team will be in contact.

Organisation here to help

The ADHD Foundation is the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, DCD, Dyscalculia, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome and more. For more information visit the ADHD Foundation website

Charity that provides advice and support, influence policy and practice, help guide the lives of young people in care and care leavers, enable them to achieve their education aspirations and train professionals that work with young people. For more information visit the Become website

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity – but what does that actually mean? It means that, alongside our partners, we support over 16,000 young people every year and are campaigning to end youth homelessness by 2037. For more information visit the Centre Point website

Just for Kids Law is a UK charity that works with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy and support. For more information visit the Just For Kids Law website

KINETIC Youth is a registered charity that uses Youth Work methodologies to support young people to improve their lives. We work with those in, or at risk of becoming involved in, the youth justice system. For more information visit the Kinetic Youth website

Leaders Unlocked enables young people to have a stronger voice and influence over the issues that affect their lives. In education, policing, health, justice, we help organisations to involve the people who matter and shape decision-making for the better. For more information visit the Leaders Unlocked website

We’re known for our excellence and extensive experience in bringing the voices and insight of young people who have experienced services into their design. Together we’re creating change across the health, justice, and social care sectors. For more information visit the Peer Power website

At The Prince’s Trust, we believe that every young person should have the chance to succeed, no matter their background or the challenges they are facing.
We help young people from disadvantaged communities and those facing the greatest adversity by supporting them to build the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn. For more information visit the Prince’s Trust Website

When life is tough the Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult. For more information visit the Samaritans website

Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance. Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope. For more information visit the Shout 852 website

Provide a range of inclusive activities, including after school clubs, youth clubs, performing arts activities, arts & craft, sports, outdoor activities and trips. We also provide emotional and practical support for people in need.  For more information visit the Spotlight UK website

St Giles is a charity using expertise and real-life past experiences to empower people who are not getting the help they need, people who are hard to engage because they have been failed time and time again – held back by poverty, exploited, abused, dealing with addiction or mental health problems, caught up in crime or a combination of these issues and others. For more information visit the St Giles website

We campaign alongside young people so they can overcome the toughest challenges of modern life and face their futures with hope and confidence. We are campaigning for all care leavers to be exempt from council tax – relieving a huge burden as they begin their adult lives. For more information visit The Children’s Society website

We’re here to help anyone affected by crime. Not only those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved. We’re independent from the police, and our support is free and confidential. For more information visit the Victims Support website

We are a youth justice social enterprise which specialises in working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. Our mission is to engage with young people to empower them by increasing their personal and social development, confidence and self-esteem. For more information visit the Wipers Foundation website

We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. For more information visit the Young Minds website

Youth Employment UK is an independent, not for profit social enterprise founded in 2012 to tackle youth unemployment. For more information visit the Youth Employment UK website

Disclaimer: The Youth Justice Board (YJB) provides the ‘Supportive Organisations’ section as a signposting resource for organisations working with children. Please note that the YJB is not responsible for the content or practices of external websites linked within this section. Users are encouraged to review the privacy policies and terms of use of any external sites visited through these links.