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At Catch22, we are focusing our campaigning work on a number of key areas. Find out about our recent work via the links below.


The online world presents huge opportunities for finding purpose, connection, and community. But it also presents significant risks.

It is a fast-moving space and the risks of online grooming and exposure to violence and trauma are rapidly growing. There is an urgent need to recognise what young people want to see to make for a safer online world. We will be using the insights from our early-stage consultation to conduct further research, influencing the development of future programmes and existing services.

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Catch22 is building an immediate response to the youth unemployment crisis.

We are seeking forward-thinking partners to help young people facing barriers to work find training and employment. Together, we can help those with complex social barriers, where government schemes won’t be enough. We want to support 20,000 young people facing complex barriers to work into employment or training across Manchester, Liverpool, London and Birmingham over the next three years.

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The world revolves around being digitally connected.

Having access to a device and being connected to the internet are essentials that our society cannot live without. Together with more than 35 charities and youth organisations, we have written an open letter to MPs, calling for extended provision of digital devices and internet access for care leavers to enable them to thrive when living independently for the first time, and to reduce the impact that digital poverty can have on their futures.

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Our resettlement and gangs services supported approximately 35,000 people in custody in 2019/20.

Our work in 23 custodial based services in 20 prisons is informed by our understanding of the whole system – we understand the barriers to rehabilitation and the opportunities to intervene early. We care about giving people with convictions a better future, but also supporting victims. We recently submitted evidence on the "Future of the Probation Service" using our expertise in this area.

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Reform underpins all of Catch22’s activity.

We are intent on delivering our frontline services well – then capturing the experience and learning from our service delivery. This enables us to argue from a position of strength how public services can be better designed and delivered, achieving better outcomes for those who use them. Ultimately, this activity allows us to build an evidence base we need to drive our end of game: government adoption of better public services.

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