The Challenge We Face

By ensuring the success of our member clubs we fulfil our mission to help young people grow in confidence, and resilience and to support their journey into becoming thriving, successful flourishing adults.

Surrey Kids

Some Basic facts about Surrey’s Youth and why there is a need for youth clubs – a space where young people can find friends, be safe, find mentors and positive ways to spend their time.

- Most of the worst deprived young people in Surrey live within 1 mile of a youth club.

- It is a travesty that in one of wealthiest counties inEngland 9% of young people are officially living in poverty- deprivation inequality in Surrey is high. The fact is that a family could be living in poverty, whilst a millionaire is 3 streets away. “Hidden Surrey report”

- 1:10 young people in Surrey are unemployed or not in education or training (NEET). They face a lifetime of
limited choices, financial insecurity and social isolation. Mental health and well-being in young people is a key issue to future success.

- 15% of young people feel that their life lacks direction. One in three unemployed young people (32%) feels down or depressed all or most of the time.

- One in 10 young people rarely or never feel loved with this figure increasing to 15% for those out of work. “The Princess Trust (YouthGov Index 2010)

- In Surrey there between 10-15,000 young people are at risk of becoming Neet or offending, with as many as–
2000 in the criminal justice system at any one time. The cost of this to the Surrey tax payer is huge.

- Each year a youth offender is in the criminal justice system costs the tax payer £37,000 – £7,000 more expensive than a year spent at Eton College.

- Working with youth groups to offer low cost activities, including sports, arts, media, cooking, entrepreneurship and leadership Surrey Clubs has a direct impact on the lives of young people at risk, by building their resilience and self-belief.

Registered Charity

Surrey Clubs for Young People (SCYP)
is a registered charity no. 305153


Units 1, 3 and 4 Edolphs Farm,
Norwood Hill Road,
Charlwood, Surrey, RH6 03B


Tel: 01293 862528

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