A Fairer Future

Children and young people’s rights


Creating a fairer future requires lasting changes to policy and practice that gets support to children in the vital first years of life, and to young people at important transitions in adolescence.

This particularly includes those at risk of school exclusion or in contact with the care or youth justice system, along with earlier support for disabled young people and those with special education needs.

Through everything we do, we commit to supporting young people who have known injustice in their lives to drive change, reimagine and create a fairer future.

What we want to achieve

Impact goals
  • Improved systems, policy and practice
  • Organisations are strengthened to use their power to tackle systemic injustice and inequity
  • Organisations work together and build movements to tackle systemic injustice and inequity
Long-term outcomes
  • A shift in early years provision to ensure that young children (aged 0-5) and their families facing barriers have quality support.
  • Fewer young people, particularly those experiencing racial inequity, in contact with the youth justice system, excluded from school, and entering state care.
  • Children’s rights are better met, with specialist legal support and better protection for marginalised groups.
  • Young people (aged 14-25) with experience of injustice create and lead positive change, and shape decision making.
  • An end to the ‘cliff edge’ of support for young people leaving care.

If you are interested in applying for funding under this priority, please see our guidance for support to learn more about the work we're looking to support under the relevant long-term outcome. You can also watch our Q&A webinar on our Children and young people's rights priority.



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