The IARS International Institute

The IARS International Institute

Charity information

The IARS International Institute

The IARS International Institute is user-led and user-focused charity with a mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society.

Founded 2001

  • Mission statement

    IARS is a leading, international think-tank with a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society.

    We achieve our charitable aims by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice and by supporting young people to shape decision making. IARS is an international expert in restorative justice, human rights and inclusion, citizenship and user-led research.

    We are known for our robust, independent, evidence-based approach to solving current social problems, and we are considered a pioneer in user-involvement and the application of user-led research methods.

    We deliver our charitable mission:

    By carrying out action research that is independent, credible, focused and current
    By acting as a network that brings people and ideas together, communicates best practice and encourages debates on current social policy matters
    By supporting the individual (with an emphasis on young people) to carry out their own initiatives to shape decision-making
    By being an authoritative, independent and evidence-based voice on current social policy matters.

    As an independent, advocacy organisation we have a mission to transform young people’s lives by enabling them to have a better future, and participate equally and democratically in civic life. IARS young people learn to inform policies and practices affecting them whether at a local, regional, national or international level.

  • Aims

    The IARS International Institute aims to:

    • Acting as a network that brings people and ideas together, communicates best practice and encourages debates on current social policy matters
    • Piloting new ideas in order to demonstrate new youth-led models, opportunities and emerging good practice for the benefit of young people and the youth-led sector.
    • Carrying out action research that is independent, credible, focused and current.
    • Being an authoritative, independent and evidence-based voice on current social policy matters.
    • Supporting the individual (with an emphasis on young people) to carry out their own initiatives to shape decision-making and democracy.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2001

    Registered Charity Number: 1124590

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 2000

    Phone number: 00442070644380

    Address: 14 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water London SE16 2XU

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