United Kingdom


IARS is a user-led and user-focused, UK-based international institute with a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society.
IARS achieves it charitable aims by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision making.

IARS is an international expert in criminal justice, restorative justice, rehabilitation, human rights and inclusion, citizenship, public services and user-led research/ evaluation. As an independent, advocacy organisation it also has 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 is unique in its structure and the only youth-led social policy think-tank in the UK.


Carrying out action research and evaluation that is independent, credible, focused and current

Acting as a network that brings people and ideas together, communicates best practice and encourages debates on current social problems

Supporting the individual (with an emphasis on young people) to carry out their own initiatives to shape decision-making

– Being an authoritative, independent and evidence-based voice on current social policy matters.

14 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, London
SE16 2XU, United Kingdom
TEL: +44 20 7064 4380
E-MAIL: contact@iars.org.uk
WEBSITE: www.iars.org.uk