Organisation Mission / Vision: To bring about a culture shift in the way services are delivered to young women affected by gangs and county lines, so that they feel safe to access help, they are no longer a hidden group in our communities and they are free from harm and abuse.
Geographical Reach: Pan-London service delivery and national training
Average Number of People Supported Each Year: 150 young women
Year Established: 2014
Read more: For an interview with Abi Billinghurst
Organisation Mission / Vision: We’re the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to the fight for every childhood. Our mission is to safeguard children at risk of abuse with a view to ending cruelty to children.
Geographical Reach: Across the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
Average Number of People Supported Each Year: Over 1.8 million children
Year Established: 1884
Read more: An interview with Shelley Shaw
Organisation Mission / Vision: The vision of Reach Learning Disability is of a community where people with learning disabilities can make a good life for themselves – a life full of meaning, challenge, opportunity and friendship. Reach aims to enable people with learning disabilities to reach beyond expectation by providing personalised support with purposeful activity and by creating new opportunities for them to lead fulfilling lives in their own community.
Geographical Reach: East Midlands
Average Number of People Supported: 200 people with learning disabilities each week
Year Established: 1999
Organisation Mission / Vision: Donnington Doorstep is an independent, community based family centre delivering a range of universal and specialist services. Set up in 1984 by local parents, we’re a home from home drop-in for children, young people and their families as well as a hub for local community activity. Our activities focus on play, tailored support and community development. We aim to increase happiness and emotional wellbeing, and to support good mental and physical health. We want to improve life chances for the socially excluded children and young people we work with, and to enable them to realise their full potential.
Geographical Reach: Oxfordshire
Average Number of People Supported Each Year: 1,600 young people
Year Established: 1984
Read more: An interview with Nicola Holmes-Brown
Organisation Mission / Vision: Young people have the best possible health outcomes and are empowered and informed about their own health. We bring together young people, professionals and organisations to work together to improve young people’s health and wellbeing. By sharing learning and best practice, we will promote and provide better services to meet young people’s particular health needs.
Geographical Reach: UK
Average Number of People Supported Each Year: We support around 200 young people per year, ensuring their voices are heard by decision makers in a variety of settings. We also support around 2,000 professionals/practitioners per year by providing access to evidence, best practice and direct assistance with increasing young people’s participation in their own organisations.
Year Established: 2008
Read more: An interview with Lindsay Starbuck
Organisation Mission / Vision: The International Centre: researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking (IC) is an applied research centre, based within the Institute of Applied Social Research at the University of Bedfordshire. The IC has a long standing history of applied research and dissemination to address children and young people’s experiences of sexual violence (SV). We have an internationally recognised specialism around child sexual exploitation (CSE) and more broadly addressing risks for adolescents outside the family unit. We recognise the interconnected and contextual nature of risk and vulnerability and its structural and gendered roots.
Geographical Reach: UK, Europe and beyond
Average Number of People Supported Each Year: N/A – as a research centre
Year Established: 2006
Read more: An interview with Camille Warrington