What we do

We work with young people, schools, businesses and communities to create the safest spaces for young people to grow up in, driving change across three levels: inspiring individual responsibility; connecting communities and building safe places to turn to. Safe Havens ProgrammeTalks for ChangeSafety ConferencesYoung CitizensWorkplace Training

Young Citizens

The For Jimmy Young Citizens Programme is aimed at young people age 16+ who have been through our Safe Havens Programme and now want to move to the next level of community participation and leadership. The programme will be adaptable to run either over a series of weekly evening workshops, or over an intensive 3-5 …

Workplace Training

Good Hope cafés have become great learning environments for young people Over the past six years, all three of our Good Hope cafés have become great learning environments for young people starting off their work life with work experience, training and employment opportunities. We also partner with Drumbeat School and ASD Services to provide personalised …

Safety Conferences

Since founding the charity in 2009, our work in communities has resulted in us holding a number of safety conferences. Many young people do not have an accessible forum in which they can express their safety concerns to those who have the power to implement change. They are often not consulted, and even more rarely …

Peer Mentors

Our Peer Mentors are young people aged 18-24 who carry out our programme in schools. Their role involves helping to facilitate activities and workshops while guiding the children through the programme carried out with primary and secondary schools in Lewisham. The team of Peer Mentors all receive training to work with children. This equips them …

Behaviours we value

We are client, customer and beneficiary centred: We succeed when every decision is based on a clear understanding that young people respond best when they are loved and valued. We take every opportunity to listen and better understand the communities in which we work: schools, shops and through our café’s. We are a successful team: …

Peace Builders

We call the children who participate in our programme Peace Builders. This is because by engaging with Jimmy’s story and building Safe Havens on their high street they have worked towards building a safer, stronger and more united community. We believe in the importance of early intervention and aim to break down barriers between children …

Safe Havens Programme

The programme helps young people recognise the power that they have to bring about change and create safe public spaces to turn to. The Safe Havens Programme begins with sharing the story of Jimmy Mizen, a sixteen-year old who was tragically killed in 2008 by another young person in his local community. The programme runs …