Chance UK was started in Islington in 1995 by a local policeman. He noticed the teenagers he was arresting had initially come to police attention for their behaviour when they were children.

Mentor and Child

The idea of intervening earlier with a positive and practical role model began. Within two years, we were also working with Hackney children. Our programme evolved in these neighbouring boroughs for over a decade before spreading further. Our main office base remains in Finsbury Park.

Today Chance UK continues to be a central early intervention organisation in Islington, with the addition in 2011 of our Girls Programme pilot.

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