Young Hackney


Young Hackney offers specialist services to schools and individual support for children and young people aged 6–19 (up to 25 if they have additional support needs). We also offer universal services such as youth clubs, sports activities, adventure playgrounds and citizenship activities such as the Youth Parliament.

After school activities

Visit Young Hackney What’s On to find out about activities and support available to young people aged 6–19 (up to 25 with support needs).

Easter holiday activities

Over the Easter holidays Young Hackney will be delivering sessions at their youth hubs, adventure playgrounds and through their sports team. There will be a variety of fun activities for young people to engage in, both indoors and outdoors. Please sign up to the newsletter or check the Young Hackney website to stay up to date with what's on. 

Early help and prevention

The majority of secondary schools in Hackney have an allocated Young Hackney team who will work with school staff to identify students with poor attendance or who require additional support to participate and achieve. Typically, Young Hackney staff will work with the student, their peers and their family on developing their social and emotional capabilities; providing support, challenge and strategies for change. If you would like more information on Early Help services offered by Young Hackney, call 020 8356 7404.

The Young Hackney Substance Misuse Service is available to offer non-judgmental and confidential support to children and young people aged 6–25. Children, young people and practitioners can contact the team through a confidential advice and referral line, 9am–9pm, Monday to Friday on: 020 8356 7377. Alternatively, the team can be contacted via email on:  

In cases where a safeguarding response is required for children or young people in need or at risk, professionals and members of the public can contact Hackney’s First Access & Screening Team via or by calling 020 8356 6956.


Young Hackney

020 8356 7404