Under 18's borough guides

Wandsworth

This service helps to support and enhance learning in Schools and colleges for 14-19 year olds.

Community services, including Adult Learning, Extended Services and Community Sport and Leisure provision. There are classes and courses for the public during the day, in the evenings and at weekends. Individuals and clubs can also book to use the sports facilities.

Phone
020 8875 2603
Referral
Self

Carney's Community, a registered charity, gets disadvantaged and excluded young people off the street and away from a life of crime and despair by giving them skills, discipline and self-respect.
Their approach is unusual and particularly resource intensive but ultimately effective because they recognise that creating lasting change takes time, hard work and dedication. Their work reduces offending, re-offending and anti-social behaviour, whilst improving social mobility and community cohesion. Consequently they improve the quality of life for the communities they serve.

Phone
020 7228 0506
Referral
Self

The Charlotte Leatherbarrow Foundation helps talented 8 to 16 year olds who don’t have the means to realise their potential in the performing arts. Their aim is to help provide training and support for young performers, both as an artist and an individual, so they can flourish in a challenging and competitive world.

Phone
0208 246 5579
Referral
Self

This service offers a range of assessments and treatments for children and young people with mental health problems.

Phone
020 3513 4650
Referral
Professional

Crossworld is a charity that uses football as a means of empowering young people seeking sanctuary who are separated from their families, many of whom have arrived recently in the UK, and equipping them with the skills, confidence and experiences they need to settle and live productive and fulfilling lives.

Phone
n/a
Referral
Self

Integrated service for 17-35 year olds experiencing psychosis

Phone
020 3513 6571
Referral
Health Professional
Website
n/a
Email

Families Together London is a London-based support group for the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Some parents, families and friends may not find it easy that a child, family member or friend is LGBT, and as a consequence they may find it hard to support them and those of parents elsewhere.

Phone
n/a
Referral
Self

Not for profit organisation working through a range of projects with young people aged between 11 and 19 who are excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream education, those that have offended or are at risk of offending, young people not in education, employment or training, and those socially marginalised.

Phone
020 7801 6924
Referral
Self

Get it! is a new condom scheme for young people who live, study, work or socialise in the borough of Wandsworth and are between 13 -24 years old. We offer free and confidential access to condoms to make it as simple as possible to stay safe.

Phone
0208 305 5000
Referral
Self
Website
https://getit.org.uk
Email

Sexual health, drugs and alcohol advice for teenagers in South West London.

Phone
n/a
Referral
Self

Young People's Theatre Company based in the heart of Putney. Resident company at Putney Arts Theatre, this means all classes take place on a real stage!

Phone
020 8788 6943
Referral
Self

Arts Academy that provides young people with training and mentoring in music, dance, drama and art; and to connect the Professional Arts industries to the local community. Ignito's activities are designed to always be at minimal or no cost to the young people, making the academy accessible to all and beneficial to the community.

Phone
n/a
Referral
Self

The JAGS Foundation aims to raise awareness of youth on youth violence by providing restorative focused workshops, gender specific training and therapeutic schools programmes for young women and girls. At the heart of the organisation is the first hand experience of peer to peer support for families bereaved by youth violence.

Phone
0208 663 5636
Referral
Self and Professional

For anyone aged 16-24 who is gang-involved or gang-affiliated to get support to exit

Phone
0207 021 0301
Referral
Self Professional

METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects. METRO promotes health, wellbeing, equality & participation through youth services, mental health & wellbeing services, sexual & reproductive health & HIV services and community participation & involvement. METRO works with anyone experiencing issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity or identity.

Phone
020 8305 5000
Referral
Self

Regenerate works with young people and families through a range of initiatives to help transform lives.

Phone
020 8878 4301
Referral
Self

South London Refugee Association aims to relieve poverty and distress by supporting refugees, asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants in South London. We provide tailored support at our weekly drop-in centres, casework and advocacy, and youth support services.

Phone
020 8646 6564
Referral
Self

Works with women who are trapped by poverty, domestic violence, and sustained unemployment.
Helps teenagers and young adults to stay away from violence, by providing a safe comfortable place away from the stresses of everyday life. Helps women who need support, addressing social issues such as poverty, long-term unemployment, and youth crime. Provides support for people at every point in the employment process. Offers hands on training programmes and qualification courses, as well as weekly job shop.

Phone
020 7498 0311
Referral
Self

A service for children and Adolescents mental health service that help children at risk of exclusion access to physiological help including emotional difficulties.

Project run by Catch 22 that works with schools and other agencies to identify families with children aged 5 - 10 affected by domestic abuse. Provides one to one and group support and advisory services.

Phone
020 8871 8075
Referral
Self and Professional

Offers one-to-one support, group work and short courses for young people and young adults who are associated with but wanting to move away from gangs in Wandsworth.
This service is for young people or young adults aged 11-24 who are known to be in gangs
The service offers:
home visits;
assessment and action plans to help the young person move away from gang culture; and
one-to-one and group support which addresses the specific needs of the young person, this could include support around education, training, peer and family relationships; and access to short courses on preparation for employment, enterprise, business mentoring

Phone
020 8871 6733
Referral
Professional Referrals to this service are usually made via the Police

Catch22 Wandsworth Independent Living Scheme provides support to young people leaving the care of Wandsworth Children’s Services and to those who have moved into supported housing.
They provide outreach support to young people in independent accommodation throughout the borough.
The Scheme offers:
peer-led preparation for independence
workshops on subjects chosen by the young people
networking opportunities with other agencies
drop-in days for housing and job search support.
Young people are involved in all aspects of our service including staff recruitment panels and asking for feedback as part of the support process.

Phone
020 8871 7273
Referral
Professional

The Youth Offending Team (YOT) work with young people predominantly aged 10-18 years living in Wandsworth who have been, or are at risk of, getting into trouble with the police; who are on bail or remanded in custody; or who have received a court order for committing a crime.

Phone
020 8871 6222
Referral
Professional

This service offers (run by Catch 22) free assessments and counselling across the London borough of Wandsworth.
After an initial assessment an individuals care plan is created. This is followed by six sessions of counselling which addresses any issues the young person may have.
Sessions are targeted towards those who do not meet Children, Adolescent Mental Health Service criteria. A smoking cessation project is also delivered in partnership with local schools.

Wandsworth youth is a service for young people from 11-19 (Up to 25 if they have mental health problems) that provides activities, educational and life skills and programes.

Phone
020 8871 7553
Referral
Self

Portal for youth clubs and services in Wandsworth.

Phone
020 8871 7553
Referral
Self