Our Mission Statement
The mission of Resilience UnLimited is to significantly improve the safety, mental health, and well-being of young people in England and Wales at risk of harm from the gang and youth violence, through education, support, advocacy, and demonstrating that strong, active communities provide effective alternatives to violence.
- To improve the safety, mental health, and wellbeing of young people in England and Wales, affected by gang and serious youth violence, in particular by the provision of education, advocacy, and support.
- To develop the capacity and skills of the members of the community in England and Wales, in such a way that they are better able to recognize the risks posed by the gang, knife, and youth violence and to support young people and their families by identifying effective alternatives to violence, and so enabling young people to better participate in society and to achieve their potential.
Promoting the human rights of children and young people
In our view, the challenges posed to young people by gangs and county lines activity represents one of the most significant challenges for young people today. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed by the UK in April 1990 and came into force in January 1992. The Convention grants all children and young people (aged 17 and under) a comprehensive set of rights. One of those rights, Article 6, states that every child has the right to life and governments must do all they can to make sure that children survive and develop to their full potential.
Our Resilience Programme puts children and young peoples interests first, promoting their “right to life, to survive and develop – physically, mentally, spiritually, morally, psychologically and socially – to their full potential” in accordance with their Article 6 right.