Targeted support for young people

We were previously known as ‘Youth and community services’ and hope to inspire young people to achieve the skills to manage their lives, and what it brings, through a creative, challenging and supportive approach.

TS4YP has a unique method which is developed through a “youth work” approach: “The key focus of youth work is to enable young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, to enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society, and to reach their full potential” (National Occupational Standards, 2010).

Youth work is a profession that requires degree qualification specifically in Youth and Community Work as recognised by the national Joint Negotiating Committee.

In Warwickshire full time and substantive hour’s staff working with referred young people are professional youth workers. Some referrals are allocated to extensively qualified staff directly supported by a youth worker.

We have a proven track record of engaging young people who are difficult to reach, and who are resistant to learning; providing them with the opportunity of gaining a positive destination or appropriate accreditation.

Youth centres and clubs

To find a youth centre near you take a look at the youth centres page.


If you’re in care or on the edge of care or you’re not in education, employment or training (NEET). We can help.

Model 1 – One to One support

TS4YP take referrals from partner agencies, schools and young people themselves for young people who need individual support.

Model 2 – Group Work

Our Group Work programme is delivered by professionally qualified, experienced and passionate staff with success in achieving outcomes with young people who have challenging behaviour. All our group work is underpinned not only by an individual approach but also dedicated one-to-one support by those who need it most.

With the young person at the centre of the process, our programmes:

  • Recognise the skills and talents they already have and create an environment whereby they can challenge themselves and further develop those skills
  • Inspire young people to achieve by engaging them in self-directed personal and social skills development
  • Develop the skills needed to manage the complex lives that many young people lead to day
  • Prepare young people for work/training opportunities by helping them recognise what is needed to achieve their potential

Some young people need other support. To find out about other services for young people in Warwickshire visit Warwickshire Directory

Have a say in decisions made about young people

Get involved with a number of youth groups such as

  • Members of the Youth Parliament (This site is currently not available)
  • VOX Warwickshire Youth Council (This site is currently not available)
  • Children in Care Council

Results of Youth Parliament elections

Eight budding politicians from Warwickshire have won seats at the UK Youth Parliament.
Agatha Hunt and Hazeem Arif from Warwick, Humayrah Hussein from Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough and Rugby’s Ruell Smith were elected as the county’s new Members to the UK Youth Parliament (MYPs).
Their four elected deputies are Ajay Bawa from Warwick, Glen Morgan from North Warwickshire and James Packer and Josh Ellis from Stratford.

Read more about Youth Parliament election results

Outdoor education

Experience adventurous and fun activities like orienteering, sailing, camping, climbing and many others. Take a look at Outdoor Education for more details.

Targeted support for young people was last updated on July 25, 2017.