Our Impact

Commission on Young Lives 

In November 2022, former Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, published the Commission on Young Lives’ final report, ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’. SHiFT was highlighted as an example of excellent practice as part of this national plan of action to support vulnerable teenagers to succeed and to protect them from adversity, exploitation, and harm. https://thecommissiononyounglives.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/COYL-FINAL-REPORT-FINAL-VERSION.pdf

‘I took mad risks at 13, selling weed to heroin dealers’ 

How does a middle-class teenager, raised on piano and judo lessons, end up transporting drugs worth thousands of pounds in his schoolbag and hanging around in crack dens? Rachel Sylvester interviewed a child supported by SHiFT for The Timeshttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-took-mad-risks-at-13-selling-weed-to-heroin-dealers-6cj5srjhw