About Trusted Youth Allies

Supporting young victims of crime who need to talk to adults they trust

Creating a safe and supportive environment for young people 

There are over 360,000 young people victims of crime – between 7 and 25 years old – in London every year. Only 3 out of 10 report their crime.

We are creating opportunities for young people to share their experiences of being a victim of crime with a network of trained trusted adults so they can be emotionally held and supported with the goal of facilitating their recovery.

Free training for adults and youth professionals

  • Free Quality Trauma-Informed Training: Adults, parents and youth professionals in London can register for free online and face-to-face trauma-informed training.
  • Access to further resources and training material: The website has a number of different resources available, so please take a look and share!

Passionate about making London a better place

Groundwork London has been commissionned by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to develop and deliver Trusted Youth Allies.

Groundwork has been forefront of social and environmental regeneration in London for over 25 years, and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working. 

Trusted Youth Allies by Groundwork aims to ensure that as many young victims of crime in London as possible feel listened to, supported, and empowered.

The programme is delivered by trained counsellors and trauma-informed specialists.