To see a world where LGBT+ children and young people are free to be themselves.
To listen to, connect and support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and exploring (LGBT+) children, young people and their families through youth work, and challenge exclusion, prejudice and discrimination in all areas of their lives.
Focus all our work with children and young people on the 5 pillars of youth and community work;
Our Approach & Values
Allsorts' approach to working with children and young people encourages them to learn about themselves, society and others through informal educational activities which are challenging and fun. We do this via a three-pronged, young person-centred approach to our specialist services;
This is why Allsorts' is a member of The Institute for Youth Work and follows their Code of Ethics alongside our core values;
The needs of children, young people and their families are recognised and are at the heart of service design and delivery. Everyone has the right to feel safe in our spaces, protected and not be judged. All children, young people and their families are respected and their diversity, background, culture and experiences are valued.
Inequalities, oppression, discrimination and exploitation in all areas of children and young people's lives are challenged and we educate other organisations so that they can too. We provide services within our equal opportunities framework.
Children, young people and their families choose to engage in Allsorts services, activities, events and opportunities, and are encouraged to make informed choices based on accurate and clear information.
Respecting and valuing differences. Prejudice and misconceptions held by children, young people and their families about other groups and/or members of society will be challenged constructively and everyone at Allsorts is encouraged to embrace equality and diversity.
Raising the voices of LGBT+ children, young people and their families.