The Supported Options Initiative is one element of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation's Social Justice programme, delivered in partnership with Unbound Philanthropy (the Foundations). The first phase of the Initiative ran for two years from 2012. Its strategic goal was to 'support and encourage migrant, youth and advice organisations to better understand, respond to and reach out to young and child migrants with irregular immigration status, and capture and share learning to improve practice and policy'. In addition, three priority outcomes were specified:
- Better advice services to young migrants through holistic approaches to their advice, support and information needs (legal and social)
- Improved provision of online information and support to young migrants
- Increased understanding of the issues facing young people leaving the UK, forcibly or voluntarily, and piloting options to better support them.