Register a youth club

Youth work in Wandsworth is made up of clubs and centres run by us, and groups, clubs and projects which operate in the voluntary sector.

Our Youth Work Service runs a registration scheme in order to

  • create a forum of youth clubs that can keep in touch with each other
  • share tips and ideas
  • promote good practice
  • raise standards
  • and, where appropriate, work together.


You need to be a youth club based in Wandsworth and working mostly with young people over 11 and under 19 (this can include young people with a learning disability up to age 25).

What we offer registered groups

Youth Service grants

We offer special grants of up to £15,000 to uniformed and registered groups.  

Free training for your staff and volunteers

We run Essentials of Youth Work -  6 x 2.5 hour session course that can be tailored to the needs of your group and covers the principles of youth work, boundaries and safety, child protection, ideas for activities. We also run the JNC recognised Level Two qualification for Part Time Youth Workers.

Free loan of equipment and resources

We are setting up three or four bases across the borough where you can borrow items such as cameras, overhead projectors, activity packs, drugs and sexual health education packs....and much more.

Staff to run short courses or programmes on specific issues

Our part time youth workers or tutors who have expertise or interests in specific areas can run short programmes, often leading to accreditation such as the Wandsworth Award.

Information about what's happening and new activities in the youth work world

We will keep you abreast of new information including new sources of funding, training opportunities, new activities that are on offer, new resources and where to go to get the best deals. We hope you will keep us informed of things you come across too.

DBS (formerly CRB) checks for your staff and volunteers

If you are not registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS -  previously the CRB), we will process DBS forms for your staff and volunteers.

Advice and help with health and safety, the curriculum, child protection and other policies

We can provide help tailored to your needs and examples of ready-made policies that you can adapt if you need to. 

More information

Please contact the Youth Office or the Detached Development Support Worker or Team Manager in your area.

  • Telephone: 020 8871 7553
  • Fax: 020 8871 7585
  • Email:
Council's Youth Office
Room 254A
Town Hall
SW18 2PU


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