Safety Net is a children’s safety charity based in Brighton which works across the South East. Established in 1995 by local residents and workers, the organisation has sought to deliver projects to support children, young people and their families to feel safer at home, school and in their neighbourhoods.
The service has now expanded to run the following range of projects:
- safety awareness education programmes for all children including bullying prevention, personal safety and online safety
- individual and group work support for vulnerable children, young people and their families
- practical support for families including parenting workshops, outings, activities and a home safety equipment scheme
- safeguarding support for community groups
- a wide range of training courses and workshops for individuals and organisations
The Family Support Service is run by the City Centre Partnership for Education, a group which includes the following member schools:
- Carlton Hill Primary School
- Elm Gove Primary School
- Fairlight Primary and Nursery School
- Middle Street Primary and Nursery School
- St. Mark’s Primary and Nursery School
- St. Paul’s Primary and Nursery School
- St. Mary Magdalen’s Primary and Nursery School
- St. Bartholomew’s Primary School
- Tanerland Nursery
- Patcham Infant and Nursery School
- Patcham Junior School
- Hertford Infant and Nursery School
- The Royal Spa Nursery School
The service aims to provide support and information to families with primary and nursery aged children on a range of issues, including; strategies to deal with challenging behaviour; health & development concerns; bereavement and family separation; children’s self-esteem; support in accessing local services and resources.
For a downloadable pdf of the Family Support Service brochure, please use the button below.Find out more »
Supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Clinical commissioning Group, My Life is an online directory listing local Brighton and Hove as well as national organisations and services to support everyday living.
The directory separates out services into easily navigable categories, helping you find the right organisation for your specific needs.Find out more »
Run by Allsorts youth project, the Parents and Carers Group (formerly known as Sara’s Group) is provided as a welcoming space for parents and carers of children or young people that are trans or gender questioning.
The group offers the opportunity to meet with other parent/carers with similar experiences.Find out more »
Amaze offers information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex, as well as an “Amazing Futures” service for young people aged 14-25 with SEND in Brighton and Hove.
The charity offers a wide range of services, including a telephone helpline, help with PIP forms, workshops, support groups and befriending. Their “Amazing Futures” project for young people with SEND offers one-to-one peer support activity groups for 14-25 year olds with SEND, and a self-advocacy group for 16-25 year olds with learning disabilities called the Power Group, provided in partnership with SpeakOut. You can also apply for a Compass Card through Amaze – a leisure discount card for 0-25 year olds with significant SEND in Brighton and Hove or West Sussex; or a Carers Card – a discount card for carers in Brighton and Hove.
In addition, Amaze supports the Parent Carers’ Council (PaCC) – Brighton and Hove’s parent carer forum for families with children and young people with additional needs.
See their website for further information about their services, and an extensive range of articles and factsheets for parent carers.Find out more »
Anxiety Alliance offers support to those who experience anxiety disorders, panic attacks, phobias, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, together with those who wish to withdraw from tranquilizers and antidepressants. Help and support also offered to carers, family and friends.Find out more »
Assert provides services for people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and High Functioning Autism (HFA). They offer one to one support, benefits advice and support, a monthly drop in for people with AS/HFA, monthly mutual support group for parents, partners and carers of people with AS/HFA, one to one support for parents, partners and carers of people with AS/HFA, social events and social inclusion activities for people with AS/HFA, Resource Library, and liaison with statutory services on behalf of individuals. They also offer support for people with AS/HFA in accessing volunteering opportunities with other charities and community groups, two Life Skills courses which run for 6 months each, with additional one to one support and a monthly walking group.
Assert can also provide information and advice to services and organisations that work with people with AS and HFA, and can provide training to other professionals wanting to increase their knowledge of working with people with AS and HFA.
Group for bereaved carers to socialise with each other. Meets second Tuesday of each month (10.30am-midday) at Vanilla Pod – the entrance to which can be found on Western Road in Hove (opposite Graze Restaurant).Find out more »
Brighton and Hove Crossroads Care can support you by taking over your caring role including a few hours respite each week or overnight stays, giving you the chance to have a much needed break.
In addition Crossroads also provide cover to allow carers to attend Healthcare Appointments such as GP, Hospital, Optician, Chiropody etc., these visits are free of charge’
Brighton and Hove Crossroads work with both children and adults with most disabilities. Visits can be weekdays, weekends or evenings – always aiming to meet your needs.Find out more »
Carers UK is a national charity which provides information, support and advice for carers on a number of subjects, including:
- benefits and tax credits
- carers employment rights
- carers’ assessments
- the services available for carers
- how to complain effectively and challenge decisions
There is information on their website, and you can contact them by phone or e-mail for advice and information, or call their listening service on Mondays and Tuesdays to talk about how your caring situation is making you feel. They also have an online forum for carers to support each other.Find out more »