What we do

As the largest representative youth organisation in the county, our aim is to connect those working in the public and voluntary sectors to benefit children and young people living in Surrey. Our work is as diverse as the vibrant communities we work in, which means we wear many hats.

Here’s what we do in a nutshell…

What we do

As the largest representative youth organisation in the county, our aim is to connect those working in the public and voluntary sectors to benefit children and young people living in Surrey. Our work is as diverse as the vibrant communities we work in, which means we wear many hats. Here’s what we do in a nutshell…

We bring people together

We help to build strong bonds between third sector organisations and the public sector through our partnerships with Surrey County Council, Districts and Boroughs, Health Services and the Police, so that we can all serve our communities better. We believe collaboration is the key to moving forward.

We represent the third sector

As an independent body, we advocate for charities, volunteer groups and other youth-focused organisations across various boards and bring issues to the attention of key decision makers. We’re considered the eyes and ears of Surrey’s voluntary youth sector thanks to our extensive network.

We bring people together

We help to build strong bonds between third sector organisations and the public sector through our partnerships with Surrey County Council, Districts and Boroughs, Health Services and the Police, so that we can all serve our communities better. We believe collaboration is the key to moving forward.

We represent the third sector

As an independent body, we advocate for charities, volunteer groups and other youth-focused organisations across various boards and bring issues to the attention of key decision makers. We’re considered the eyes and ears of Surrey’s voluntary youth sector thanks to our extensive network.

We influence positive change

For over two decades we’ve worked tirelessly to understand the needs of Surrey’s young people and have successfully innovated, influenced and collaborated on dozens of projects. We are trusted and experienced advisors who can bring fresh perspectives to cross-sector issues and work with you to create meaningful change.

We’re passionate about young people

The experience of children and young people is at the heart of everything we do, and we celebrate the contribution that they bring to our society. Our work is rooted in changing processes and systems to ensure that every child has the opportunity to flourish and reach their potential.

We influence positive change

For over two decades we’ve worked tirelessly to understand the needs of Surrey’s young people and have successfully innovated, influenced and collaborated on dozens of projects. We are trusted and experienced advisors who can bring fresh perspectives to cross-sector issues and work with you to create meaningful change.

We’re passionate about young people

The experience of children and young people is at the heart of everything we do, and we celebrate the contribution that they bring to our society. Our work is rooted in changing processes and systems to ensure that every child has the opportunity to flourish and reach their potential.

Our network meetings

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3rd Sector CEO Network

For our Gold members, this quarterly meeting is for Youth and Children’s Charity CEOs (find out more about becoming a member).

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3rd Sector Operations Network

An opportunity to hear latest news and share good practice among charities, community and voluntary groups.

Next meeting: TBC

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3rd Sector Safeguarding Network

Run together with the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP), this network shares key safeguarding information and contacts.

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3rd Sector SEND Network

This network is led by, and open to, all charities and community organisations supporting children and young people with SEND/Additional Needs up to the age of 25 years.

Next meeting: TBC

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Let’s work together

If you are a Surrey-based children’s charity, youth or volunteer group, or public sector professional, please get in touch to see how we can help you.

Contact us

Funders and Partners

Unlike many charitable organisations, we are very fortunate to receive direct funding from the public sector and trusts. Thank you to our funders who make it possible for us to continue our important work.

Funders and partners

Unlike many charitable organisations, we are very fortunate to receive direct funding from the public sector and trusts. Thank you to our funders who make it possible for us to continue our important work.

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