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We engage directly with stakeholders to inform, influence, challenge and advocate with and on behalf of marginalised or vulnerable young people.

Contact Paula Rodgers, Policy Coordinator, on 028 9031 1007 or email paula@includeyouth.org for more information about our policy work.

Influencing Policy

We seek to advocate, influence and inform law, policy and practice development to bring about positive changes in the lives of young people at risk.

Through our policy work we promote the rights and best interests of disadvantaged or vulnerable children and young people.

We influence public policy in the areas of youth justice and youth employment. All our work is underpinned by the voice of children and young people and evidence-based practice which enables us to produce well-informed and researched publications, including briefing papers, submissions to public consultations, young people's submissions and manifestos.

Our Policy Coordinator engages directly with key stakeholders to inform, influence, challenge and advocate with and on behalf of young people in need or at risk. These include elected representatives, civil servants, practitioners, communities, media, academics, children's rights and human rights oversight bodies and colleagues from the NGO sector.

All of Include Youth's policy work is grounded on international and domestic human rights and children's rights standards, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.