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Just For Kids Law

What it does
  • 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, and campaigning to ensure children and young people in the UK have their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted, and their voices heard and valued.
Who works here
  • 36 employees and 55 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Economic/community Development/employment
Where it operates
  • Throughout London
Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 1121638
  • First registered on 21/11/2007
UN SDGs:
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Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/05/2018 £1,501,692 £1,501,129 £563 3 36 55 27/03/2019
31/05/2017 £1,287,759 £1,162,358 £125,401 £442,049 4 35 65 31/01/2018
31/05/2016 £789,529 £908,958 -£119,429 £316,648 4 20 55 24/03/2017
31/05/2015 £763,449 £642,873 £120,576 £436,077 8 17 33 14/03/2016
31/05/2014 £556,661 £484,644 £72,017 £315,501 7 13 40 22/12/2014
31/05/2013 £332,810 £315,202 £17,608 17/02/2014
31/05/2012 £309,639 £210,285 £99,354 28/03/2013
31/05/2011 £149,508 £157,063 -£7,555 03/11/2011
31/05/2010 £65,988 £116,613 -£50,625 15/12/2010
31/05/2009 £157,655 £68,797 £88,858 26/03/2010
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 12 grant making charities totalling £2,851,900

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£88,037
30/06/2019
Joseph Rowntree Foundation Senior Policy and Public Affairs Advisor and activity costs _x000D_
£40,000
28/02/2019
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Just for Kids Law is a legal charity working with young people, supporting them to understand their rights and providing specialist advocacy and representation through their youth-led service model. This grant will support organisational growth and development as part of the Growth Fund annual package of support.
£147,000
20/02/2019
Trust for London The funding is for JfKL's holistic representation of young people through the provision of specialist immigration (non-asylum) legal support across London. It will take the evidence from our casework work to fight for reform through lobbying, influencing and campaigning to achieve a more humane, just and fair immigration system.
£87,200
31/10/2018
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Just for Kids Law works with and for children and young people to fight for the wider reform needed to secure their legal rights and entitlements. This grant will fund a Youth Engagement Officer to bring together young people who have been excluded from school to organise and undertake social action that will campaign around the educational, emotional and psychological impact of school exclusion.
£31,250
30/09/2018
Barrow Cadbury To seek changes to how the courts deal with people who commit offences as children but are charged or sentenced after the age of 18.
£20,000
30/06/2018
AB Charitable Trust £20,000 towards core costs
£195,000
31/05/2018
Esmee Fairbairn Towards unrestricted core costs of an organisation that provides children and young people with direct legal support and advocacy, and also drives systemic change through strategic litigation and legal campaigns.
£40,400
21/02/2018
Trust for London The funding is to second a member of staff to the Greater London Authority’s social integration team. The secondee will work on the Citizenship and Integration Initiative, specifically on the Civic Engagement and Young Londoners strands of work. Also, an additional sum towards the involvement of the current secondee for 6 days in the year, to ensure continuity and knowledge sharing.
£168,700
31/01/2018
Esmee Fairbairn Towards the salary of a leaving care advocate and associated project costs to ensure young people leaving care obtain the support they need and are legally entitled to.
£40,000
31/01/2018
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Just for Kids Law is a legal charity working with vulnerable young people, supporting them to understand their rights and providing specialist advocacy and representation through their youth-led service model. This grant will support organisational growth and development as part of the Growth Fund annual package of support.
£10,500
31/12/2017
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Just for Kids Law delivers holistic, client-led support to children and young people through innovative, community-based legal representation, advocacy and opportunities programme. The organisation drives systemic change through strategic litigation and policy reform. This grant supported the creation of three new films that demonstrate how the law can be used as a tool for social justice. The series reflects on lessons from a legal case concerning young people whose immigration status prevented access to student loans.
£27,000
12/10/2017
Trust for London The funding is towards the support Influence policy and practice to improve the treatment of children by the police in London; particularly BAME children; Facilitate the campaigning of London (VSOs) and equip organisations with better knowledge and understanding of how to use childrens rights arguments in their work.
£91,900
31/08/2017
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of a Youth Advocate at a project providing advocacy, support and advice to disadvantaged children and young people in London
£15,000
31/03/2017
AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards core costs
£500,000
28/02/2017
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Just For Kids Law plans to grow impact through its policy and influencing work, by building on success of recent campaigns, and by advocating for a new Youth Justice Legal Centre. It aims to set up an office in East London to respond to increasing demand from the area and will pilot the Advocacy Year programme that will increase local level support for young people.
£479,304
29/02/2016
National Lottery This project will support 10 to 24 year olds living in East London who experience multiple and complex issues including being involved in the care or youth justice system, excluded from school or in unstable or non-existent housing. It will offer specialist legal advice and representation and holistic support, working with young people to get them into positive activities including work, education or training. This will enable disadvantaged young people facing multiple issues to engage within society
£12,750
31/10/2015
Esmee Fairbairn Towards post-merger integration costs to enhance the support provided to vulnerable young people involved in legal processes.
£131,012
31/10/2015
Comic Relief See It, Say It, Change It
£100,000
30/09/2015
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Grant towards towards a youth-led campaign (Let us Learn) to develop a movement around migrants’ rights in the UK, focusing on equal access to higher education for young people with immigration status issues in England and Wales.
£75,000
08/07/2015
Lloyds Bank Foundation supporting disadvantaged young people to move forward into education, training and employment. The grant will fund the salary of a Youth Opportunities Worker.
£47,992
30/06/2015
Lankelly Chase To undertake developmental work for a campaign to change the youth justice system from one which penalises and stigmatises young people to one which nurtures and protects them.
£107,355
31/12/2014
Comic Relief Education & Community Care Legal Support & Youth Advocacy (West London)
£120,000
30/06/2014
Paul Hamlyn Foundation We will support marginalised children to gather evidence from their peers about breaches of their rights, present evidence to the UN and campaign for change.
£76,500
31/05/2014
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' continuation funding of the running costs of a youth advocacy programme for young people in west London
£120,000
31/05/2014
Esmee Fairbairn Towards core costs of an organisation that seeks to reform the youth justice system by strategic litigation, policy influence and raising standards within the legal profession.
£80,000
30/04/2014
Tudor Trust over two years towards the salaries of the operations manager and volunteer and new client manager at an organisation providing legal representation and welfare advice to young people at risk in London
How effective is it?
Just for Kids Law Programmes

Objectives: To provide youth advocacy, legal advice and representation

Intervention period: Dependant upon individual

Beneficiaries: Lawyers, judges, magistrates, youth offending teams, professionals, children, young people and their families

Description: A team of advocates, lawyers and youth opportunities workers co-located who provide a joined-up package of help to address housing, social care, education, immigration and criminal justice issues

Outputs Outcomes
01/06/2017-31/05/2018
1060 Children and young people provided with youth advocacy, legal advice and representation1350 Individual cases worked on
94% Of young people worked with said the programme made some or a lot of difference to their situation
89% Of young people worked with said they felt more positive about their futures
87% Of young people worked with are happy or very happy with support
88% Of young people worked with would recommend Just for Kids Law to a friend
Let Us Learn Project

Objectives: To fight for the rights of young UK migrants who are denied access to education due to their residency status and provide them with advice

Intervention period: Dependant upon individual

Beneficiaries: Young people excluded from access to student finance due to their migration status

Description: Started in 2014 as a campaign by young people excluded from access to student finance due to their migration status, Let us Learn is a long-running project of Just for Kids Law. The project aims to inspire young people to take a lead in their schools and communities, and offers practical support and training including immigration and student finance advice, presentations and workshops in schools and online resources

Outputs Outcomes
01/06/2017-31/05/2018
11 Gatherings
20 School visits
2 Leadership programmes22 Programme graduates
20 Meetings with MPs and Peers
150 Youth workers supported young people to access education, training and employment opportunities
130 Professionals were provided with training
Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) Project

Objectives: To provide expertise, guidance and training to lawyers and other professionals

Intervention period: Dependant upon individual

Beneficiaries: Lawyers, judges, magistrates, youth offending teams, professionals, children, young people and their families

Description: YJLC is a centre for youth justice law, providing guidance and expertise to safeguard children’s rights in the youth justice system. It provides a dedicated web site with comprehensive information, legal resources and best practice guides. Training is provided on youth justice issues for lawyers and non legal professionals working with children, and free specialist legal advice is given to children, their families, youth offending teams, the judiciary and lawyers

Outputs Outcomes
01/06/2017-31/05/2018
170 Attendees to the Youth Justice Summit, organised at the Youth Justice Legal Centre
1200 Youth Justice Advice Line subscribers were sent regular legal updates
130 Professionals provided with training at the Youth Justice Legal Centre

Our comments: The results above are taken from a client survey conducted by Just for Law Kids, with interviews completed with around 10% of young people on programmes

Documents
Impact Report 2018 Impact report Download Document
Report and Financial Statements 2018 Financial Statements Download Document
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Governance
Trustees (12)
  • Carolyn Ann Regan
  • Ronan Mccrea
  • Jennifer Ann Fleming
  • Anthony David Landes
  • Peter George Gibbs (2 trusteeships)
  • Kathryn Hollinsgworth
  • Amira Bhatt
  • Sophia Wiginton
  • Anya Louise Lewis
  • Maureen Andrea Cole-Burns
  • Sufina Ahmad
  • Elizabeth Claire Hubberstey
Main office

Just for Kids Law Ltd
Unit 4D, Leroy House
436 Essex Road
London
N1 3QP

Objectives

TO PROMOTE ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, PARTICULARLY CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UK AND ABROAD, WITH PARTICULAR REGARD TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, INCLUDING BY ADVANCING THE RIGHTS AND NEEDS OF CHILDREN THROUGH 1. RESEARCH, EDUCATION, TRAINING, AWARENESS-RAISING, AND INCREASING UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE 2. MONITORING, ADVOCATING AND PROMOTING CHILDREN'S HUMAN RIGHTS, INCLUDING COMPLIANCE AT THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL 3. THE PROVISION OF SPECIALIST LEGAL , ADVICE, SUPPORT AND REPRESENTATION INCLUDING TAKING LEGAL ACTION TO PREVENT DISADVANTAGE, DISCRIMINATION OR EXCLUSION 4. THE PROVISION OF ADVICE, SUPPORT AND DIRECT ADVOCACY TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, AND PROMOTING PARTICIPATION 5. ALL OTHER SUCH LAWFUL THINGS AS ARE INCIDENTAL OR CONDUCIVE TO THE ATTAINMENT OF THESE AIMS