About Us


SHiFT exists to break the destructive cycle of children and young people caught up in, or at risk of, crime. We seek to transform both policy and practice in how young people in these circumstances are seen and supported. 



Every child and young person deserves to be kept safe, to be nurtured by people who see the potential in them, and to be supported and challenged to move to a place of strength and responsibility from which they can aspire, achieve and contribute to society. Policy and practice should deliver on this aspiration for everyone.

Read our current strategy