Young people's services in the North of England: working at the heart of communities to support children, young people and families

Two young girls and young young boy laughing walking together down an alleyway 

We work to support young people with multiple disadvantages in the North of England. Our services support children, young people and families across Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire and the North East.

Services for young people in the North of England

Our services focus on supporting 10 to 18 year olds who are especially vulnerable and often in situations where they are experiencing severe and multiple disadvantage. 

We constantly monitor and evaluate our impact on the lives of these young people and despite the challenges of our work, we are able to demonstrate that we consistently deliver positive outcomes for them. 

Through our direct services we learn more about the complexity of the issues that affect children and young people and this learning influences our campaigning and policy work nationally and locally.

By strategically focusing our work on the most pressing areas of need in this way, we have built up a high level of knowledge and expertise in these fields.  The services we deliver in the North of England are as follows:

Greater Manchester:



North East:  

  • SCARPA: safeguarding young people at risk of sexual exploitation
  • My Voice Programme: supporting young people's emotional resilience in schools
  • Migrant Advice Project: supporting EU citizens to gain settled or presettled immigration status in the UK

North West:

  • Cheshire Children's Rights Service: advocacy for children and young people in care, care leavers, children on child protection plans, disabled children and children and young people seeking asylum

Commission us and partner with us

Many local authorities and other organisations have chosen us to help them deliver their services.

We know that many areas are seeking new and innovative ways of addressing local needs and of empowering local communities to participate in finding solutions.  We are committed to engaging with commissioners so that together we can bring about positive change in people’s lives and empower them in the process. We bring to the table a wide portfolio of expertise and a well-established infrastructure that enables us to respond flexibly to need.

If you want to know more about how we can support you in delivering services please contact Rob Dickinson, Business Development Lead, North of England.

Contact us

Phone: 0161 763 2170

Email: or (North of England Area Director)