Children and Young People

The table below shows all organisations that provide services

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Organisation (Please click for more info) Organisation Description Services Provided
Guides Brownies & Rainbows

Girlguiding UK helps young females in education and citizenship combined with fun and games.
Information about local groups can be obtained from our website or by contacting your local library.

CAS Community Solutions CIC

CAS Community Solutions is a not-for-profit organisation, set up to provide employment, education, training and volunteering support.

Our focus is to empower local people by providing support, training and skills designed to overcome barriers to self-reliance.

We do this by:
a) providing services in a safe place where clients can explore opportunities and work towards personal and professional goals
b) providing a non-judgmental service where our clients feel listened to, understood and where appropriate represented
c) continually adapting our services in line with current local and national trends and to meet the changing needs of our clients.

a) Employment Support
b) Digital Skills
c) Financial Literacy
d) Welfare Benefit Advice
e) ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages
f) Youth Provision

Bexley Scouts

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society

Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and: • enjoy what they are doing and have fun • take part in activities indoors and outdoors • learn by doing • share in spiritual reflection • take responsibility and make choices • undertake new and challenging activities • make and live by their Promise.

Lighthouse Educational Society

Lighthouse Educational Society is a South London-based charity working to enable and empower young people through education and raise confidence and ability to take initiative amongst them. It is a people-centric organisation aiming to give responsibility to all those who are willing to volunteer. We encourage involvement from all ages and everyone from different walks of life.

• Youth Mentoring
• Supplementary School (Tuition)
• Education Consultancy
• Community Engagement
• Social Group
• Free Educating Clubs (Homework, Maths, Chess etc.)

Lark in The Park

Lark in the Park is a free community event provided by churches in Sidcup.
It takes place during the summer holidays and provides kids’ clubs, youth activities, fun days, creative zone, over 60s venue, community action projects, evening events and much more. No matter who you are, Lark in the Park has something for you!

• 0-5s venue
• 5-7yrs club
• 7-11yrs club
• 11-14yrs youth venue
• 15-18yrs events
• Over 60s venue and events
• Creative craft venue
• Open air stage and events
• Park Pastor team
• Evening events
• Family fun nights with free food
• Free tea & coffee
• Volunteer opportunites across the whole site and event

Some activities require a small payment such as face painting in the 0-5yrs venue and some craft items in the creative venue.

Apto Initiatives CIC

Apto Initiatives is a community Interest Company working with BAME youth in rebuilding self esteem and well being.
We work with BAME and Vulnerable youth between the ages of 11-16, and 17-25, 26-30

Our aims and objectives are:
To change youth attitudes and rebuild self - esteem and wellbeing
To change youth behaviours from criminal to good citizens
To train youth in soft life skills such as –problem solving, listening, teamwork, leadership, work ethics, community engagement, communication including online etiquette and safety.
To train youth in practical skills such as plumbing, carpentry, tailoring, catering etc.
To work with local authorities and government departments in designing policies that are inclusive for vulnerable youth
To work with other youth groups in sharing best practices
To work with relevant industries for youth work placements

Jesse's Place Foundation CIC

Jesse's Place Foundation CIC supports children and young people living with Autism and their families. Our aim is to promote a good quality of life for our service users. We currently run a four hour 'Active Play' respite programme for children and young people between the ages 8 and 25 years at the Garrard Harris Academy. We also run a parent and carer support group for Bexley residents.

- Active Play Respite Programme for ages 8 - 25 years child and young people living with a disability.
- Training and workshops for parents and carers on Autism related issues
- Advocacy services within the community raising awareness of autism and addressing stigmatisation topics with BAME communities
- Signposting support for parents and carers and advice on how to navigate the system
- Home visits
- Support with Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP)
- Assistance with completing forms such as Disability Living Allowance and Deputyship applications
- Management and support strategies for parents/carers
- Network support for Parents and Carers
- Consultation with organisations
- Social gatherings


GlamSci is a non-profit STEM diversity educational charity, based in Greater London. We create bespoke hands-on events for Schools, Colleges, Local Businesses and Local Community Projects.

At GlamSci, we are dedicated to helping disadvantaged men and women into careers and education in STEM.

GlamSci’s vision is to take STEM out of the classroom scenario, putting it back into the local community, giving people the reins to control their own educational journey by guiding them through STEM education, building trust and confidence, and get them involved in the world of endless possibilities that a career in STEM promises.

As a diversity project, GlamSci aims to empower students through STEM, to help overcome adversity, break barriers and build resilience. GlamSci aims to support all marginalised groups, including NEET Students, those with gang history, LGBT+ and SEN students, build up their STEM skills, securing work experience placements and support them into further studies or into STEM careers.

Motivational talks and lectures
Activity and demonstration days
INSET training and CPD events
Bespoke UCAS services
Study clubs
Fun days, festivals and community events
International events

Blackfen Community Library ( New Generation Community Trust)

We are a community library in the heart of Blackfen High Street and our vision is to have an 'open door' for our community - providing opportunities to access a great world of books in a comforting 'third space' – a home away from home. We believe our library space offers us the opportunity to not only cater for specific population groups, such as children, families, students, the unemployed, carers, the retired and anyone who needs a place to belong – but also a brilliant way to bring different groups in our community together. Our motto is 'a big hello' - a warm greeting and welcoming space for everyone – including those who may not always feel welcome elsewhere. Our coffee shop is a central part of our library and we run various programmes and events in the space to bring our community together. We have big ideas for the future and our staff and volunteers have a big heart to use our space in a big way to impact Blackfen for good.

Café / Coffee Shop
Books for loan
Books for Sale
Study space
Venue hire
Photo copying
Phone / laptop charging
Children’s reading / singing programmes
Children’s crafts / educational programmes
Scrabble Club
Craft Club
Support Group coffee mornings (Parkinsons, dementia)
Coffee Morning – discounted drinks
IT support
Outreach programmes (seasonal and for specific groups – e.g. for lonely and isolated people)
Work experience

Magpie Dance

Magpie Dance is the UK’s leading dance charity working with people with learning disabilities. Since 1985, we have been running workshops and dance classes for children and adults. Our participants have a range of learning disabilities and are aged 3+, with no upper age limit on taking part. Through dance, our participants gain significant life, social and communication skills with measurable health and wellbeing benefits. Participants stage regular performances and national tours, many in prestigious performing arts venues. Ambitious and talented dancers are supported through professional progression pathways. We also deliver professional training for education, dance, health and business clients nationally, and we work in partnership with the NHS to provide in-patient work for clients with dementia and a range of complex learning disabilities.

• Weekly dance classes for dancers with learning disabilities
• Workshops
• Training
• Dance intensives (Easter and Summer Schools)
• Performances

Danson Youth Trust

Today's uncertain world is a very challenging place for young people to grow up in. They cannot be expected to find out for themselves about the good things in life or what their responsibilities are without suitable support and guidance.

This is where Danson Youth Centre has a role to play!

By offering young people sound opportunities and role models, we aim to channel their energy towards a positive contribution to society. We help them learn to respect themselves and others and give them the confidence to deal with the emotional and physical stresses of the transition to adulthood.

Dyslexia Association of Bexley Bromley Lewisham & Greenwich

To help adults and children overcome the problems of dyslexia and associated learning difficulties whilst promoting their positive attributes.
We give information to and help for parents, teachers, adults and professionals. You can call our office on: 020 8315 2526

Open meetings
Support with education
Adult group and support

Bexley Women's Aid

Bexley Women’s Aid provide refuge accommodation and outreach support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Refuge accommodation
Outreach support for women
One Stop Shop
Drop in service
Community Support Groups
Freedom Programme
Positive Assertive Confidence Training
Mother’s Moving Forward Group
Children’s Outreach Support
Education and Prevention Work
Training for Domestic Abuse Awareness

Advocacy for All

Advocacy for All is an independent provider that works on behalf of people in the borough and provides:

*Independent Mental Capacity Advocates to support and represent a person in the decision making process

*Deprivation of Liberty and Care Act Advocates to provide specialist support

*Community advocacy support for people with learning disabilities

*Young people's advocacy support services

*NHS complaint advocacy support services

*Speaking up group for people with learning disabilities

Bexley Snap

Our vision is that disabled children have choices and a right to a fulfilling life.
Our values are:
Understanding and showing respect and commitment to the families that we work with.
Being passionate because disabled children and young people need a champion at all times.
Actively listening so that we can help reduce the struggle and battle parents face.
Seeing the disabled child as part of a whole family with different support needs.
Believing that disabled children belong and are welcome in our community.

Holiday Clubs
After school Clubs
Saturday Clubs
Youth Clubs
Lego Club
Counselling and parent courses

Cruse Bereavement Care (Bexley & Bromley Area)

Cruse offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies offering both group and 1-1 support.

We work with organisations to provide training on Loss and Grief and we work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

One-to-one support by appointment at venues in Sidcup and Bexleyheath.
Monthly bereavement support group in Bexley Road, Erith
Weekly friendship/support group in Bexleyheath
Weekly 'Walk and Talk' Group in Danson Park, Bexleyheath
Training & Education
General Infomation

Howbury Tumblers (The)

Parent Carer toddler group provides a safe, stimulating play & learn environment for children age 0 -5 and their carers , a first chance for learning, fun & friendship outside the home.

Daily creative , cooking, sensory & physical play for children indoor and outside.
Support for Parents & carers.
Student support scheme.

Metro Charity

A centre in South East London for lesbian, gay and bisexual people and those questioning their sexuality. Providing information, support, advice, education and training.
METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects.

Youth services
Mental health & wellbeing services
Sexual & reproductive health & HIV services
Community participation & involvement

Bridging the Gap South East

BTGSE can provide support and advice for members and their families. This ranges from acting as an intermediary within familes to advice on benefits available.

They deliver services that meet the following needs, Loneliness and Isolation.

Twice a month we hold an evening social club for members, their families and carers.

We also organise day trips and outings, informative talks and life- skills workshops.

Bi monthly meetings. One full social club and one peer led discussion group, held in Sidcup in the evening. This is for adults on the autistic spectrum and their parents carers and friends. Outings and events also arranged. Parents of younger children can attend for support.

Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme

We aim to reduce loneliness and isolation by providing community transport to the vulnerable and less able.

Hop’N shop
SEN transport
Adult Day centre Transport
Patient transport
Shop mobility
Community transport
Individual transport
Group hire
Day trips
Travel Training.