Exiting old life style into a brighter future

Exit Foundation is an organisation dedicated to providing support to those ready to exit a life of crime,  gang-related activity and those struggling with mental wellbeing  & trauma and  abuse. Through our tailored mentoring programme and gang awareness training, we help young people develop the tools they need to progress into employment, training, and education.

At Exit Foundation, we believe that the most important weapon is love and aim to always inspire this mindset. It is by trusting that love never fails that we can provide hope for a better life in those who need it most.

It is with your support that we are able to continue paving the way for people in need to find a brighter future. We appreciate and thank you in advance for any donations that you are able to give.

Our results

With the continual funding of our generous supporters, we have helped build a better future for the lives of many.


of our clients have entered education, training or employment


of our clients do not offend whilst on the programme


years of experience helping our clients discover a better future


of clients who had to move house due to safeguarding purposes were safely rehoused

Our 'Informed' App

Exit Foundation has worked with Vitools to create a ground-breaking interactive resource for parents and carers that informs and educates about gangs and grooming. The Informed app provides high quality content in the form of video clips and interactive tasks in order to offer an engaging and thought-provoking user experience.
Informed: Gangs, Grooming and Your Child was developed to educate and to help parents and carers in recognising the signs of grooming; to understand what child exploitation is and and where and when it is likely to happen. It aims to raise an awareness of the shared responsibility we all have to be proactive in safeguarding our children within our localities and within the wider societal context also.
Informed features an intuitive design free from clutter and easy-to-use. It contains 4 sections with 5 clips and a task per section. Informed offers cues to users to learn more through stoking interest. It even contains an interactive map with intel on known gangs, information about targeted hotspots, a terminology dictionary and real-life case studies of grooming.



Paul Dayes, the Director of Exit Foundation is himself an ex-offender. Paul has now made it his life’s passion to stop young people from taking the same path and making the same mistakes that he once made. Paul does this via one-to-one mentoring, life coaching and group sessions, including public speaking and workshops.


Javier has been the Project Leader of Teen Challenge London for over 20 years. He worked with Paul Dayes to start up E-gangs and worked with the Lighthouse Project to establish the TCL Reuse Centre. He also serves on the leadership team at City Gates Church. Javier is also a trustee of the Centre for Excellence.


Pauline joined the Exit Foundation team to offer professional development training to staff in care homes as well as writing and co-delivering gang awareness sessions. She is also involved in delivering skills for life courses for troubled youth in East London.


Jason has been involved in Teen Challenge London for over 20 years. He joined the ministry after completing the programme in 1998 and is currently the Finance Administrator. He also served as the Treasurer of Upney Baptist Church. Jason is also a trustee of the Centre for Excellence & the TCL Reuse Centre.

To continue providing help and support to individuals like the stories above, we rely on your generous funding. If you’d like to help us inspire better lives for those in need, please click the button below to donate.