Our Vision

Our Vision: is to develop children and young people to lead purposeful fulfilled lives.

Our Approach

We work with children and young people in and around the justice system our approach is embedded in the lived experience of our users.

There are many ways to work with marginalised people, but we passionately believe in the journey. No quick fixes, no false promises, but a commitment to a community and individuals shown through trusted honest relationships. We inspire support them to improve their lives by developing resilience, aspirations in communities where they can thrive. We use highly skilled evidence based methods of engagement and participation to create transformational results. No children and young people should be prevented from fulfilling their potential because of circumstances we are committed to finding solutions, speaking up and doing more for some of the most marginalised people.

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Young People Engaged

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Children Helped

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Young People Trained

What We Do

We work with children and young people in around and the justice system. Our approach is embedded in the lived experience of our trustees, our staff and our users. We are a service user led organisation. There are many ways to work with marginalised people, but we passionately believe in the journey. No quick fixes, no false promises, but a commitment to a community and individuals shown through trusted and honest relationships.

In order to achieve our aims, Youth Ink is primarily engaged in three activities.

Our Journey

Engagement participation programme explores and supports children and young people with the longer term aim of developing their Personal Social Health Education (PSHE). We provide a structure for engagement participation on a wide range of issues, giving support and coaching them to make positive choices. Our Journey programme addresses barriers to future opportunities in a holistic manner encompassing both practical nurturing support and ongoing peer role models who have experienced similar life experiences.

Our Peer Services

Peer Support Navigator Network Scheme creates opportunities for work experience volunteering and employment opportunities for young offenders and ex-offenders. Tailoring one-to-one sessions and specifically designed peer led schemes to develop their Personal Social Health Education (PSHE), which is the basis of our five key aspects of social and emotional Capability and Skills for Life and Work.

Our Story

Forum and workshops create specific co-production platforms for the most excluded young people. Our lived experiences build trust and relationships, enabling the collective voices to be heard from marginalised young people to foster solutions that are inclusive ensuring practitioners, service providers consider the needs, and concerns of the most marginalised young people.





Our Values

Resilience

We Value the ability of young people to bounce back. We develop aspirations, learning nurturing leadership, we break down emotional barriers, inspire healthy relationships, give affirmation, show gratitude, build mature trust, and develop a stronger sense of self-worth and confidence.

Engagement

We create engagement participation to transform lives to create meaningful legacies. We invest in building better future, we develop empower children and young people enabling them to make positive choices we’re not into Band-Aid solutions.

User Lead

We embrace the lived experience of individuals and value the journey they bring to us our user led approach is embedded and we are accountable to our service users.

Second Chance

We believe in second chances but we’re more focused on creating legitimate first chances we take calculated steps every day to level the playing field. We bring engagement and participation by opening eyes, and fostering understanding which leads to life-giving connections and opportunities.

Leadership

Where there’s a will, there’s a way our lived experience is an unyielding spirit hardwired into our DNA. We believe that being resource-constrained is not always a problem. It can squeeze out creativity failure is okay; quitting is not we’re relentlessly driven to fulfil our mission each day.

Transform

We exist to transform lives to create meaningful legacies we never aim to equip an individual to succeed, solely for his or her own sake. We believe that every life transformed has a cascading impact.

Our mail

info@youth-ink.org.uk

Our address

47B East Dulwich Road
London SE22 9AN

Our phone

0207 525 0900