Shaftesbury Young People

Shaftesbury Young People

Charity information

Shaftesbury Young People

Shaftesbury Young People has a long and proud history of supporting young people in need since we were formed as Shaftesbury Homes and Arethusa in 1843. The charity was born with the aim to take young people who were living on the streets and provide them with education and employment opportunities. From a first focus on residential care, the charity moved more recently towards educational services, outdoor education and vocational training.

Founded 1843

  • Mission statement

    We aim to make Shaftesbury Young People a stable, sustainable and growing charity, dedicated to supporting young people in care and in need to find their voice, to be healthy, to learn, develop, achieve and be able to make a positive contribution to society by providing them with the opportunities, environments, experiences and education necessary for them to achieve these aims.

  • Aims

    Shaftesbury Young People aims to:

    • We aim to strengthen family relationships for children separated by care by providing Siblings United camps for them to have fun together and make shared memories in a supported environment.
    • We aim to support young people living in care by providing services and activities to help them on the road to independence.
    • We provide education support for young people who are falling through the education system. We give one to one support at GCSE level and reintegrate younger children into school.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1843

    Registered Charity Number: 311697

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 64

    Part time staff: 39

    Phone number: 020 8464 3986

    Address: 34 High Street, Bromley BR1 1AE

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