Our Services

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.Logos for website

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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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.

We offer a Drop-in Service each Wednesday 11-4pm where you can have a brief chat with a member of Door43 Team.

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.



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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.

Project 0114, coming soon! For more information, please see our news article here.

Project 0114 will tackle child criminal exploitation and associated knife and gun crime across the city, delivered by Sheffield Futures in conjunction with delivery partners: Sheffield City Council, ACT Sheffield, The Unity Gym Project, St Marks Church, Manor Castle Development Trust, My Life Project, Princes Trust and Change Grow Live (CGL).

Project 0114 will include an education programme for all secondary school pupils across the city as well as year six pupils in primary schools in areas deemed to be most at risk. A second strand to the project will engage children aged 10-13 identified as at risk of grooming for gang involvement and serious violence with positive enrichment activities.

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.

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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.