Core Team

Patricia Young


Tricia brings 15+ years leadership in the international child rights sector. She was formerly the Director of a specialist child participation agency Child to Child; she Co-Chaired the BOND Child Rights Network for six years. As Director of Programmes at the Lumos Foundation, she managed a portfolio of initiatives focusing on strengthening child protection and welfare systems to prevent unnecessary family separation and ensure families receive the support they need to care for their children across diverse contexts.

She led the humanitarian response in Ukraine & Moldova. Her experience includes the design and implementation of ECD and early learning programmes for the most vulnerable children in contexts including Sierra Leone and Pakistan and has overseen disability inclusion and inclusive education initiatives. Before moving into international development, Tricia worked in the UK community development and youth sectors and spent her formative professional years focused on issues affecting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic organizations and communities.