YPAT is an initiative of the Thomas More Centre. The TMC aims to restore the institutions of society in conformity with Catholic Social Teachings, as summarised by the five primacies of its founding organisation — The National Civic Council:
I) The integrity of the human person from conception until natural death;
II) Marriage and family as the foundation stone of society;
III) Subsidiarity and decentralism, the principle that a larger organisation should not do what a smaller body can do just as effectively;
IV) Patriotism: defending the political and economic sovereignty of the nation;
V) Judeo-Christian principles as the key to personal fulfilment and the development of a healthy society.