The Young Lives Foundation

The Young Lives Foundation

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Criminal justice
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Social care
  • Young people

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The Young Lives Foundation (YLF) is an independent children’s charity established in 2007. We are dedicated to delivering quality services tailored to ensure we achieve effective outcomes in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people. 

What We Do

Support young people through times of difficulty and distress

Enable their voices to be heard

Assist them to achieve their potential

Who We Support

Looked after children & care leavers / Children in need & on the edge of care / Young offenders,at risk of offending / NEET young people who are disengaged in education / Vulnerable adults / Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children / Families in need of support / Children who have been adopted

How We Do It

  • Mentoring
  • Befriending
  • Advocacy & Children's Rights
  • Positive Activities 


Our Mission is to be alongside children and young people in need in ways that
affirm their identity and worth; champion their rights, needs and interests; and promote their well-being and development. 

The Young Lives Foundation is committed to the safeguarding and well-being of children and vulnerable adults both in society as a whole and in our own operations and activities.

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