About us


Specialist Youth Work is an organisation working in the Surrey & Sussex areas within the South East Region of England, committed to providing high quality youth work services.

What we do...

Specialist Youth Work is to act as a resource for young people aged 10 to 19 and up to 25 for those with Special Educational Needs & or Disabilities , by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities as a means of:

A. Advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals.

B. Advancing education

C. Relieving unemployment

D. Providing recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social welfare for people living in the area of benefit who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances with a view to improving the conditions of life of such persons



Mental Health

Children & Families

Our services

High quality youth work we offer

Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award Scheme (All Levels) for 14-25 year olds, for more information on the award scheme itself,  please click here

Adventure Service Challenge award for 10-19 year olds

Forest School Projects

National Babysitting Accredited Course for 14-17 year olds

School based targeted projects to re-engaging young people back into the school curriculum

Outdoor Education - Trips & Visits including residential experiences

Open Access Youth Clubs

Detached Youth Work 

Fencing Taster Sessions

Community Based Engagement Projects

Archery Taster Sessions & or 12 week Archery Courses, designed to equip young people (aged 13-18) around safety, use of kit and techniques to improve their archery.


Training courses we can offer

First Aid (First Response)

Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2

Detached Youth Work

Specialist services we can offer

Counselling Service 13-18 year olds

Young people "Well-being" Drop in Clinics

One to One (Early Intervention) work for children, young people & families

NVQ Assessors & IQA's for the NVQ Youth Work and Health & Social Care Course Programmes

Innovation & Creativity...

Specialist youth work works with a whole range of professional practitioners from within the children and young people’s sector, bringing a whole range of expertise and experiences when working with children, young people and families in supporting and  developing the creative and innovative potential of young people through informal learning, to aspire to be better, to achieve and gain such employability, for a good safe future.

There is a need to recognise and value informal learning in a creative and innovative way, raising the visibility of skills acquired outside the formal system and fostering complementarity between informal and formal learning, while at the same time promoting equal opportunities.