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Young Lives Foundation (YLF)

The Young Lives Foundation (YLF), established in 2007, is an award winning independent children’s charity with expertise in Advocacy, Mentoring, Befriending and Activity Programmes.

YLF's Vision: We believe that every young person in need should have access to the resources and opportunities needed for them to achieve their potential and lead fulfilled lives.

YLF's Mission: Is to be alongside children and young people in need in ways that:

  • Enable their voices to be heard and champion their rights and interests
  • Support them through times of difficulty and distress
  • Assist them to achieve their potential

Who YLF Supports

  • Looked after children / care leavers
  • Children on the edge of care / children in need
  • Young offenders / at risk of offending
  • NEET young people / young people disengaged in education
  • Young people with mental health difficulties
  • Families in need of support / young parents

How YLF Do It

  • Mentoring & Befriending
  • Advocacy & Children’s Rights
  • Positive Activities

Who to contact

01622 693459

Where to go

Young Lives Foundation
71 College Road
ME15 6SX

Other Details

Age Range
11-18, 19-25, Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, 18-25 (Transition)
Behavioural, emotional and social development, Communication and interaction,

Local Offer

Local Offer Disabilities
Behavioural, emotional and social development
Communication and interaction
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type


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