September 2019

  • Peer Research Network Meeting

  • NHS Digital Health Ambassadors: Digital Design Session at Soapbox Islington.

  • Received funding from City Bridge Trusts Cornerstone Fund to create a joint project venture with the Centre for Youth Impact and London Youth. 

November 2019

  • The first Young Londoner's Fund training session for Adverse Trauma Training was held.

  • HERstories was an event which took place at the Museum of London Docklands. It looked at how we can use the London, Sugar and Slavery gallery as a launch pad to rethink contemporary collecting practices. This event focussed on Black women because there is a significant gap within the collections that speaks specifically to the experiences and histories of African and Caribbean women in London.

January 2020

  • Announced Youth Work Bursary scheme

  • The first Trauma informed practice training was held.

  • A meeting took place to gather key evidence and recommendations for a youth manifesto which was sent to Sadiq Khan’s manifesto team.

March 2020

  • Young People’s Economic Inequality round table with Resolution Foundation, Joseph Rowntree, Trust for London, CPAG and others

  • Intersectionality event at Paul Hamlyn on International Women’s Day

  • National Community Lotteries start up session in York on young people’s identities with Youth Focus NE and NW and University of Huddersfield

  • Youth work Bursaries national meeting

  • COVID-19 changes to delivery – resources page established and training all moved online

May 2020

  • TikTok, Healthy London Partnership and Good Thinking listening programme first stage report launch ‘Checking in: Voices of Young People During Lockdown’

  • Survey on identity and place launched for Museum of London, which gathered feedback from over 3000 young people

  • Women’s Leadership Series: no.1 Leadership and Uncertainty

  • Trauma Informed Practice Series – 4 sessions facilitated on developing a trauma informed approach to over 100 groups

  • African Diaspora Women’s Network

  • Undertaking local research with, and, for young people, hosted with Young People’s Foundations, Harrow, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham

  • Entrepreneurship event with 40 young people

  • Children in Care participation workers meeting on sharing practice and moving services online

July 2020

  • Young Londoners Fund – trauma training sessions with over 100 practitioners

  • Young Londoners Fund – online safeguarding training

  • Launch of the open access review with Kings College London and Centre for Youth Impact

  • Detached youth work training programme for 80 groups

  • Two local research pilots funded by the Cornerstone Fund agreed with Lewisham Young Mayors group and Royal Association for the Deaf 

  • Children in Care participation workers meeting reviewing feedback from over 400 care experienced young people on the impact of the suspension of the under 18s travel card

August 2019

  • YouTube Vlogging Training Workshop powered by The Jack Petchey Foundation and Media Trust.

  • Street Research day for London Young Researchers Network.

October 2019

  • CICC meeting

  • Youth Network Meeting Open Day

  •  Setting the Research Agenda with and for Young Londoners event.

  • Representation in the City was an internal event for City of London Corporation staff.

December 2019

  • The first Young Londoner’s Fund Safer London Contextual Safeguarding training was held

  • DILEMMA 04 X #TruthAboutYouth - The Saviour Complex was joint panel event with former youth board member David Adesanya.

  • Final London Policy Network of the year on right based campaign by Youth Access.

February 2020

  • Setting the research agenda session facilitated with Centre for Youth Impact and London Youth

  • London Policy Network with DCMS update on youth policy and funding

  • National Youth Advisory Board

  • Youth Work Bursary recruitment completed and courses underway

  • Youth Advisory Board meeting on Mayoral manifestos

  • Roundtable with the NHS on access to work for care leavers

  • Changing the Narrative event in Brent with the Young People’s Foundations

  • Children in Care Council meeting at EY Foundation with NHS England, EY and National Community Lotteries

April 2020

  • Launch of the young people’s engagement process with Tik Tok with Healthy London Partnership

  • Participation workers meeting for the pan London Children in Care Council

  • Working group on African Diaspora resources

  • Seminar on an Introduction to Youth-Led Peer Research

  • Seminar on evaluation methodology for youth-led research

  • Vulnerable groups data capture with the GLA

  • Set up of the Museum of London Survey on young people’s views on place and space

  • Intersectionality session with Young Brent Foundation and others

  • Theory of change one to one sessions

  • Training and one to one support on youth-led research      

June 2020

  • Women’s Leadership Series -  no.2 Leadership and Storytelling

  • Young people and identities seminar launch the cross-regional programme with Youth Focus North East and North West and the University of Huddersfield

  • Regional seminars on detached youth work guidance with Young Brent Foundation and the Federation for Detached Youth Work 

  • TikTok seminar on the role of online platforms in youth work with 80 youth sector leads

  • Peer Research practitioners roundtable

  • 'Involving Young Londoners' launch of peer research report

  • African Diaspora Women’s Network

  • TikTok Youth Board presentation to the Mental Health Transformation Board for London

  • Children in Care participation workers meeting focused on digital poverty and access to free transport

August 2020

  • Free transport means everything to me’ a review with 2000 young people on the impact of the suspension of the travel card

  • Pan London Youth Recovery Group meeting with London Youth to look at regional joint working

  • TikTok youth leads presented their work at Healthy London Partnership leadership programme to over 200 leads across local authorities and mental health services

  • Young people’s survey on Digital Poverty undertaken with Yorks & Humber, North East and North West with care experienced young people

  • Data on the impact of the suspension of the travel card on care experienced young people shared across London

  • Publication of the review of open access youth services

  • Everyone took time off

  • Zoe had her baby!

  • 2019 events timeline - please click here to download.

Impact Data

Policy Network Meetings

Number of Weekly Updates

"This is just the sort of thing I wanted to get involved in, the girls are walking around like they own the place!"


Case Study – Partnerships with Universities


What we have done this year includes:


  • Facilitated events and hosted lectures for students at the London Metropolitan University on equalities and intersectionality

  • Co-produced resources with the University of Huddersfield on the evidence and literature around Votes at 16

  • Established links with Imperial College on the evidence across Europe on Children and Young People’s frameworks

  • Contributed to the development board at George Williams YMCA College

  • Facilitated the paid internships scheme with Essex University

  • Developed links with LSE research department around policy and gender studies

  • Set up a youth research network with London Youth and the Centre for Youth Impact with Universities and front line groups

  • Sheila McKechnie Foundation

  • The Media Trust

  • BBC Social Media team

  • Pan London Children in Care Council

  • The Money House

  • 12 London boroughs took part in the Children in Care Council Research

  • Schools x 4

  • Cultural Institutions including:

  • London Metropolitan Archives

  • Museum of London

  • Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Autograph Gallery

  • Stratford Circus  

  • 7 Universities including, University of Huddersfield, LSE, Wimbledon College of Art, Goldsmith University

  • London Metropolitan University


"How to put differently project aims to build funding applications. Where to go for support tools to evaluate the project outcomes."

"OveralI I feel extremely happy about being involved in the project because it gave me the courage to fight for my rights as a Black person and to know that it isn’t just me challenging stereotypes but others that care about these issues as much as I do. It was really good to be involved with the project because it shows me that I have the power to change things which I think are not right, and fight…"

Throughout the discussion-based workshop I began to gain a connection and passion for my hair that I’d never had before because I was able to learn about Black culture from before slavery and how things were before we were forced into a westernised image and stripped of our identity. I now live with a proud outlook on the heritage of my roots and have made a decision to continue growing my hair, styling my hair and telling people about the roots of my hair and where the first styles all began many years ago.

I will use it in my daily project work I have to create a Theory of Change one of new projects next week so I will definitely put my learning into practice

Event Data

Past Timelines


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