• Acknowledging Youths CIC

    We are a not-for-profit organisation which for many years is active in both Tower Hamlets, Hammersmith and Fulham and also across Pan London, enabling unemployed young people in these communities to become skilled and then helping them get into work.
    So far, we have supported over 4,000 people in this way, but are aiming to do far more – so many more young people need our help.
  • Our target groups we aim to give opportunities to are:

    1. Young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
    2. Elderly people that are isolated
    3. Local Authority care leavers
    4. Those with a disability or health problem including mental health
    5. People struggling with English
    6. Customers in our most deprived wards
    7. Ex-offenders
    8. People with a history of homelessness, drug or alcohol dependency
    9. Focus on the transition to work and overcoming practical barriers
    10. Lone parents and careers
    11. Individuals that are getting low income that are in poor financial condition that are looking for living wage.


    This promise outlines the commitment made to donors and the public by fundraising organisations which register with the Fundraising Regulator.

    Those who register with the regulator agree to ensure their fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

    The standards for fundraising are set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.



    We will adhere to the Code of Fundraising Practice.

    We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, to ensure that they comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice and with this Promise.

    We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising.

    We will display the Fundraising Regulator badge on our fundraising material to show we are committed to good practice.









    We will tell the truth and we will not exaggerate.

    We will do what we say we are going to do with donations we receive.

    We will be clear about who we are and what we do.

    We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change a regular donation.

    Where we ask a third party to fundraise on our behalf, we will make this relationship and the financial arrangement transparent.

    We will be able to explain our fundraising costs and show how they are in the best interests of our cause if challenged.

    We will ensure our complaints process is clear and easily accessible.

    We will provide clear and evidence based reasons for our decisions on complaints.



    We will respect your rights and privacy.

    We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift. If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.

    We will have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be available on request.

    Where the law requires, we will get your consent before we contact you to fundraise.

    If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so.

    We will work with the Telephone, Mail and Fundraising Preference Services to ensure that those who choose not to receive specific types of communication don’t have to.


    We will treat donors and the public fairly, showing sensitivity and adapting our approach depending on your needs.

    We will take care not to use any images or words that intentionally cause distress or anxiety.

    We will take care not to cause nuisance or disruption to the public.



    We will manage our resources responsibly and consider the impact of our fundraising on our donors, supporters and the wider public.

    If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you can contact us to make a complaint.

    We will listen to feedback and respond appropriately to compliments and criticism we receive.

    We will have a complaints procedure, a copy of which will be available on our website or available on request.

    Our complaints procedure will let you know how to contact the Fundraising Regulator in the event that you feel our response is unsatisfactory.

    We will monitor and record the number of complaints we receive each year and share this data with the Fundraising Regulator on request.

  • Donations

    Donate by cheque


    Make cheques payable to 'Acknowledging Youths CIC' and post to: Opposite Block J, Peabody Estate, London, SW6 1UH

    Donate over the phone


    Call us at 0044-(0)-7852 945 928

    Donate through our Just Giving page by clicking on the icon above

  • Donate with your credit card through paypal

    Or use your PayPal account directly

  • Meet Our Team

    Danny Barnes


    January 2012, Acknowledging Youths CIC was set up and so Danny was born! As Acknowledging Youths’ Chef Executive Officer, he knows what he wants and is dedicated to help the youth make their dreams come true. Mix enthusiasm, target orientation, positivity and professionalism together with over 15 years of experience in management, you get a great team leader, called Danny Barnes

    Shereen McLaughlin​


    Shereen McLaughlin, Acknowledging Youths CIC’s irreplaceable Director, with experience of achieving targets whilst working in challenging environments and providing information, guidance and advice to young people and adults. On top of that, Shereen McLaughlin is very enthusiastic and motivated with excellent interpersonal skills!


    Mihail Donea


    Meet Mihail Donea, Acknowledging Youths CIC’s very own highly talented graphic designer. With over 10 years of experience in graphic design, he is the secret of Acknowledging Youths CIC’s websites, logos, design and more. Without Mihail, this world would look less colorful. Nothing is too much and nothing is impossible!


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