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Youth Services (Targeted & Specialist Youth Workers also YOS)

Youth Workers work within the Children's Action Teams (CATs).

The Youth Service provide a range of community-based youth worker activites in a variety of venues, and an exciting range of leisure, recreation and residential experiences to young people. Youth Workers also provide one to one support to young people to improve their life choices/chances and advocate on behalf of young people to promote independence.

The Youth Service works with young people aged 13 - 19 years and their families. If a young person has sepcial educational needs or a disability, youth workers will support those aged between 13 - 25 years.

Who to contact

0118 937 6545 ~ Youth Support Services
0118 937 3641 - Children's Single Point of Access (CSPoA)
Brighter Futures for Children ~ Concerned about a child
Brighter Futurers for Children ~ Young Peoples Zone ~ Youth Service

Where to go

Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices
Bridge Street

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Our youth workers are part of the Children's Action Team service and can be accessed via the Children's Single Point of Access referral form.

We also offer specialist youth services:

  • Teenage Pregnancy (Prevention and Support) Service
  • Young Carers
  • Source Drug and Alcohol Service

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.