Unlocking change

Just for Kids Law

Just For Kids Law

Just For Kids Law empowers young people to stand up for their rights, providing them with direct legal support and advocacy, as well as driving systemic change through strategic litigation and legal campaigns.

Impact

Challenge

More and more vulnerable young people are falling between the gaps of mainstream service provision and can no longer access legal aid

Impact goal

Injustice and structural inequality is challenged and changed

Priority

Just For Kids Law shares our vision of a UK where all children and young people have their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted, and their voices heard and valued.

As well as providing individual legal representation, advice, advocacy and support, Just For Kids Law has helped substantially reform the law to benefit young people.  In 2015, the Let Us Learn campaign resulted in access to higher education for thousands of young people with complex immigration statuses. Following the Still a child at 17 campaign, Kesia’s Law means that police forces and local authorities must provide safe beds and support for the 87,000 children arrested each year.

In order to best deliver change, Just for Kids Law is increasing its collaboration across the youth sector to effectively coordinate campaigns, ensure that evidence to support strategic legal challenges isn’t missed and increase the capacity of the sector to use legal tools effectively to support young people.

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