About Us

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.

Our Vision is that every young person in need shall have access to the resources and opportunities needed for them to achieve their potential and lead fulfilled lives

Demand for our services continues to increase and our trained team of staff and dedicated volunteers work hard to ‘make a difference’ to as many children and vulnerable people in need as possible across our region.

“Words can’t express the gratitude I feel when I think about what you have done for me and the difference it has made to my life. You were there when I wanted to talk about my problems and I felt I was treated like an individual. I could open up and you would listen without judgement. Thanks.”

Sharna | young person


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 / 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

DSC_0516The 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.

Read the YLF Child & Adult Protection Policy here.