About us

About us


Specialist Youth Work is a youth work charity organisation in the Surrey & Sussex areas in the South East Region of England, committed to providing high-quality youth work services for children & young people aged 10-19.

What we do...

Specialist Youth Work will as set out in our constitution, 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 activities in the interests of social welfare for people living in the area of benefit who have a need, because of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances to improve the conditions of life of such persons



Mental Health

Children &


Our services

High quality youth work we offer

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

Adventure Service Challenge Click here award scheme

Forest School Outdoor Learning

National Babysitting Accredited (12 Week) Course for 14-17-year-olds

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

Outdoor Education - Trips & Visits including residential experiences

Open Access Youth Clubs

Detached Youth Work Click here

Fencing Taster Sessions

Community-Based Engagement Projects & Food Banks

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


Training courses we can offer

Apprenticeship Placement Provider (Youth & Sports)

First Aid (First Response)

Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2

Detached Youth Work

Safeguarding Children & Young People

Specialist services we can offer

Counselling Service 13-18-year-olds

Young people's "Well-being" Drop in Clinics

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

NVQ Assessors & IQAs for the NVQ Youth Work and Health & Social Care Course Qualification

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 creatively and innovatively, 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.