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Project information

Help a Child

Help a Child is the National Justice Museum's annual fundraising campaign to provide disadvantaged children and young people in Nottingham, London and the North West the opportunity to participate in free early intervention learning activities.


Charity information: National Justice Museum

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  • Need


    The project seeks to provide opportunities for children and young people from disadvantaged areas in Nottingham, London and the North West to participate in free early intervention learning programmes. Many children and young people don't have the chance to learn about or be inspired by the law. Our work can transform aspirations and empower children and young people to make positive changes in their lives and encourage them to play an active role in society.


    - Provide opportunities for children & young people to learn about the law, how it is made and it can be changed
    - Empower children & young people to take an interest in their rights and responsibilities and be an active citizen
    - Help children & young people reflect on what is right and wrong and communicate this to others
    - Create enjoyable learning opportunities and connections to life experiences with new spaces and objects
    - Empower children & young people to live and work within the law

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Acquire a sound understanding of how to participate actively in society


    » Pupils will participate in a Courtroom Workshop

    What success will look like

    Success will be more tolerant children and young people who develop aspirations for the future

    Aim 2

    Develop a sound understanding of the role of law in our society and how laws are shaped & enforced


    » Pupils will participate in a Courtroom Workshop

    What success will look like

    Success will be an increased understanding of the law and how to live within it

    Aim 3

    Equip pupils with skills to enable them to make informed choices and to live within the law


    » Pupils will participate in a Courtroom Workshop

    What success will look like

    Success will be an increased number of children and young people making positive decisions for themselves

  • Impact


    The Courtroom Workshop will benefit children and young people by increasing their understanding of the law; encouraging them to make positive decisions for themselves; staying away from crime; being more tolerant towards others and developing aspirations for the future and encouraging them to pursue a career within the legal profession.


    Possible risk to the programme is that pupils may be unable to leave school due to a busy timetable. This is mitigated by ensuring that sessions are not booked during or close to exam periods. The programme also provides free coach travel to and from our sites which removes any financial burden of participating in the programme.


    We will provide donors with regular feedback, case studies and evaluations from the programme to share with them the success of the project and to thank them for their support.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £3,600

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,600 Help a Child 240 pupils (8 classes) to participate in the programme
  • Background


    The National Justice Museum is a Grade II* listed building in the heart of Nottingham City Centre which features original Victorian courtrooms, an Edwardian police station and a youth court. We also deliver public legal education in London at the Royal Courts of Justice and in various courtrooms across the North West.


    Disadvantaged children and young people from Nottingham, London and the North West.

    Schools will be selected to participate in the project based on the percentage of free school meals the school receives and the rates of crime within the area.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The National Justice Museum has been delivering public legal education and early intervention programmes for over 20 years and works with over 20,000 children and young people each year. We are the only organisation that delivers public legal education in working and historical courtrooms.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Naomi Garnett

    As Learning and Access Manager, Naomi is responsible for the co-ordination, organisation and delivery of the Help a Child programme.

    Joanne Kingdom

    As Learning Officer, Jo is responsible for the delivery of the Help a Child programme, including the evaluation of each school visit.


£450 will pay for 30 pupils to participate in the Help a Child programme

A brilliant day. The students have been really engaged. The visit has given them a real insight into crime and justice. They now have a good understanding of both past and present justice systems.

Teacher, Queen Elizabeth's Academy