Our Mission
What do we do?

Unitas designs, manages and funds innovative national programmes for young people at risk of social exclusion and provides accredited training for the practitioners who work with them.

We promote artistic and cultural activity as a way of engaging young people in mainstream education, training and employment. When a young person has become detached from learning, art and other creative activities can be a powerful way of getting them back into learning.

These programmes are implemented by practitioners from diverse backgrounds, including youth offending teams, Virtual Schools, mainstream schools, learning support units and further education colleges.

We provide accredited training for these practitioners through The Unitas Academy.

To help young people in the care and criminal justice systems engage more effectively in mainstream education".
Our History

Unitas has worked with over 4000 young people and approximately two-thirds of local authorities and youth offending teams. Summer Arts Colleges have taken place at more than 80 sites and worked with around 3000 young people.

Across England and Wales, over 1000 young people have participated in the TextNow® programme. In addition, since 2012, over 1000 practitioners in youth justice have achieved the Youth Justice Effective Practice Certificate through The Unitas Academy.