Home > What we do > Young People

We work with local authorities, charities and government to explore new approaches to improving the life chances of vulnerable children and young people.

We develop and manage programmes which apply investment to drive improved outcomes in behaviour, education, and employment prospects. We make the business case for change to shift resources towards prevention and to ensure that prevention and early intervention services are effective.

We have pioneered Social Impact Bonds in Children’s Services, investing in therapeutic support to prevent adolescents spending time in the care system and rebuilding stronger family relationships. We manage Social Impact Bonds across the country that fund charities to work with young people to improve their educational attainment, and employment prospects, while also addressing their housing needs.

A closer look

Projects
The DePaul Social Impact Bond supports homeless youth
Projects
The Essex Social Impact Bond provides therapeutic support for 380 adolescents on the edge of care
Projects
The Children’s benchmarking tool charts individual experiences under Children Services
Projects
Positive Families Partnership is a new initiative to keep vulnerable families together and prevent young people from being taken into care in London
Projects
Supporting the Teens & Toddlers Social Impact Bond for vulnerable teenagers
Projects
Leaving Well is a framework to improve support for young people leaving the care system.
Publications
How will the UK make progress on improving the life chances of its most vulnerable young people?  The answer...