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Dean & Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest charities, established in 1733 by merchants in the city to rescue children and young people from the streets.

We continue to work to keep young people from living on the streets and focus on working with young people aged 12 – 26 as they make the transition from being looked after and accommodated to living independently in the community.


Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust #KeepthePromise

All children and young people in our care must grow up feeling loved, safe, and respected. As Scotland’s oldest charity we have been improving the lives of children and young people in the care system since 1733. We are committed to listening to the experiences of children and young people and learning from the findings of the Care Review.  Read more on The Promise here:

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We have launched our Christmas Appeal – Show Love this Christmas

This has been a difficult year for many, including some of the young people we support. The impact on...  more >

#KeepingThePromise Funding

Funding secured to #KeepThePromise We are delighted to have secured funding over the next year from the Promise Partnership,...  more >

5K May!

What is 5KMay? One month of coming together for better! You can do your 5K anywhere, anytime with anyone....  more >


16.11.2021: It has been great to have in-person meetings with our young people and others that we work with....  more >

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