Our Services

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Sheffield Futures offer a range of services aimed at young people to help them with every aspect of their lives. We support them in schools and youth clubs and offer a helping hand when times are hard. We encourage them to have their say on the matters that effect them, work to protect them from risk and encourage them to live a positive and productive life.

Please see the sections below for more information:

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Our Community Youth Teams (CYTs) support young people aged 10-18 who need extra support to help them make the most of their lives. We aim to steer young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour, helping them to stay in school and post-16 education, work or training. We promote making healthy choices and avoiding behaviour that could harm them and their communities, such as drug or alcohol misuse, sexual exploitation or teenage pregnancy.

CYTs also help young people to build self-belief and confidence and make sure they have the skills and information they need to cope with the ups and downs of life. This is done by providing 1:1 support, group work programmes, centre based and detached youth work in communities CYT workers attend regular meetings and work with other agencies such as schools, community groups, housing, the council, specialist health staff, children’s homes and police to make sure we are working together to support local young people where they need it, in their community.

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Want to work for yourself or are you looking for work?

Doing Good Business can help you.

We provide one-to-one coaching support, at your pace, to fit in with your life. We can help to make your business idea a success and support you to remove any barriers.

We will:

  • Help you to explore the potential of becoming self employed.
  • Provide expertise from experienced professionals and training on key topics.
  • Support you to manage your personal circumstances.
  • Enable you to develop your skills and personal strengths.
  • Tailor support to meet your needs.

It’s a lot more straightforward than you think. Contact us today if you’re 25+ and currently not working. Email: courtney.castledine@sheffieldfutures.org.uk or call: 0114 201 6644

Door 43 is an emotional wellbeing service within Sheffield Futures. We offer 13-25 year olds support on a range of issues in a young person-centred environment.

Young people can drop in to chat anytime Monday-Friday 11am-3pm and Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm, at Sheffield Futures, Star House. We are open until 7pm on Tuesdays, with our Wellbeing Cafe where young people can get a cuppa, cake and talk to our Health and Wellbeing Workers.

Door43 has been collaboratively developed with young people to ensure the model is able to improve access to a range of interventions that supports wellbeing. This includes:

  • Information and advice
  • Health clinics
  • Group work
  • Advocacy support
  • Counselling is provided by Interchange Sheffield

The service supports young people’s emotional health and wellbeing, preventing existing conditions worsening to crisis levels whilst improving coping mechanisms and increasing resilience.



A Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, you just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and be aware that there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa letting life pass you by.

Levels. You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Sections. You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.

For more information about the DofE Award or how to enrol please contact: DofE Awards Office on 0114 201 2804 or email: dofe@sheffieldfutures.org.uk or follow on: Twitter: @dofesheffield

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Future Shapers is a programme for 14 - 17 year olds that offers support for personal and/or educational development. The voluntary programme helps young people get the most out of life!

  • Please note, we are not accepting referrals as the programme is now full.

If you want to know more about the Future Shapers programme, please give us a call on: 0114 201 2909 or email: future.shapers@sheffieldfutures.org.uk

Sheffield Futures provide a statutory obligation to complete an independent return home interview within 72 hours for all young people who go missing.

Intelligence and analysis on risk will be gathered and responded to, to enable safeguarding measures for missing children. The service fits within a wider service response to vulnerable young people including links to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), gangs and criminal exploitation.

We collaborate with South Yorkshire Police and Social Care to ensure that young people are given the support they need.

Thousands of young people, like yourself, will be taking part in NCS this year. You will benefit from new adventures, new experiences, new skills and make new friends for life! Check out our NCS page for all the essential information you need to make your NCS adventure an incredible one. Sheffield Futures are one of the local delivery provider for the NCS Programme in Sheffield.

Project Apollo has launched to support young people leaving care to move into education, work and training. The project, commissioned by Sheffield City Council’s Leaving Care Service and delivered by Sheffield Futures, will help 100 young people towards a brighter future with careers guidance, help applying for opportunities, work experience, practical careers advice and barrier-busting long-term support.

Dedicated Transition Coaches will work closely with the Leaving Care Service to provide tailored support to each young person on the programme, guiding them in to education, employment and training and supporting them over the next three years.

The Sheffield Sexual Exploitation Service is a run by a multi-agency team based at Star House and consists of staff from Sheffield Futures, South Yorkshire Police, NHS and Sheffield City Council.

The service is based on five principles:

  • Prevention
  • Protection
  • Pursuit
  • Prosecution
  • Participation

Our service supports young people who are at risk of, or have been, sexually exploited. Every time a young person is referred to our service we carry out a risk assessment to identify the level of risk and the needs of that individual. Support workers focus on raising young people’s awareness of risky situations, whilst bolstering their self-esteem to support them to make informed choices about their lives. Whilst supporting young people at risk is our priority their family can also be affected. Our service has dedicated face-to-face support staff for families affected by CSE.

We have put together a three minute briefing about Child Sexual Exploitation. Please see the briefing here: Child Sexual Exploitation - 3 minute briefing

This is the CSE Training Pathway for parents, schools, and professionals working with young people.


Talent Match is a targeted programme for young people aged 18-24, who have struggled to find their career path or find work. The programme is aimed at young people who have been NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) for 12 months or more. We help young people overcome barriers to employment through one-to-one work with a specialised coach. The coach and the young person work together to explore training, work and personal development opportunities. Some support is also available to help with childcare, transport, clothing for interviews and other barriers to work. Through its strong relationships with local businesses, Talent Match can offer young people work experience in areas which interest them. Local employers also have an opportunity to influence and be a part of their local communities.

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How you can help

Our charity is dedicated to helping Sheffield's young people to reach their full potential and achieve the best out of life, whatever their starting point. To help us to do more to support young people and communities we need your help. Just remember, every penny you donate will make a difference.