James Kenrick

Chief Executive

James took over from Barbara Rayment as our Chief Executive in September 2017. James was previously Youth Access’ Head of Policy & Development and has led our work on rights and advice services, integrated health and wellbeing services and the social determinants of health for over a decade. James is an expert on young people’s legal advice needs and advice-seeking behaviour, authoring numerous reports and articles on the subject. He has a particular interest in the links between social welfare and mental health issues. He founded JustRights (the campaign for fair access to advice, advocacy and legal representation for children and young people) and is a trustee of the Advice Services Alliance. Before joining Youth Access, James worked for 10 years as an advice worker in Law Centres and independent advice agencies.