Coastal West Sussex Mind are an independent local mental health charity working in West Sussex. They are running courses which are available free of charge to parents and carers- please click on this link for details and to book a place.

West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board have advised us that they are holding several events, which may be of interest to parents and carers. These are as follows-

Thursday 1st November 2018- Helping Young People Cope with Life (parents and carers programme)

Time: 1pm-3pm
Details: This course has been designed for parents and carers, to help build an understanding of the challenges 12-18 year olds commonly face and equip them with knowledge and skills that can be used to help guide young people through what can be tough and challenging times.
Location: Littlehampton Swimming & Sports Centre, Littlehampton
Delivered By: Coastal West Sussex MIND
Booking information- Click here

Friday 2nd November 2018- Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism for foster carers

Time: 10am-Midday
Details: This 2 hour workshop is for Foster Carers and explores the factors that can lead to extremism by identifying the links between vulnerability and radicalisation. The workshop will better equip you to be able to support people who might be susceptible to radicalisation, ensuring that individuals are diverted before any crime is committed.
Location: Crawley Borough Council, The Boulevard, Crawley RH10 1XH

Delivered By: Dan Sanders
Booking information: Click here

Wednesday 7th November- Autism, Adolescence and Education – an Autistic Perspective

Time: 10-11:30am
Details: This session focuses on the difficulties which can be faced by some young autistic individuals in education during adolescence and gives guidance on practical ways which they can be supported both in the classroom and at home.
Location: K2 Leisure Centre, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH11 9BQ

Delivered By: Aspire on behalf of Coastal West Sussex MIND
Booking information: Click here

Thursday 8th November 2018- Stay Safe Community Safety Briefing for Parents & Carers

Time: 6pm-8pm
Details: Informal early evening session led by the NSPCC for parents and carers, based on the award winning Stay Safe, Speak Out campaign. Hear information about ways to help keep young people safe online, feel confident recognising the warning signs of Child Sexual Exploitation and Radicalisation and get access to resources to use with children and young people.
Location: Newtown Social Club, 16A Greencourt Drive, Bognor Regis, PO21 5EU

Delivered By: Mel Vigar (Barnardo’s), Emma Motherwell (NSPCC) & Dan Sanders (WSCC)
Booking Information: To request a place please email communitysafety.wellbeing@westsussex.gov.uk

Friday 23rd – 25th November 2018 Gift Box

Time: Day time
Details: This is an installation provided by STOP THE TRAFFIK who have created a project called the GIFT box. This box is coming to Horsham, an enticing gift box on the outside that reveals the realities of human trafficking.
Location: The Forum, 1 Lower Tanbridge Way, Horsham RH12 1PQ

Delivered By: Horsham District Council and Stop the Traffik
Booking Information: Drop in, free

Tuesday 27th November 2018- Stay Safe Community Safety Briefing for 50+ Year Olds

Time: 9:30am-4pm
Details: This informal information session is for members of the public. It seeks to support you in raising awareness of online safety, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Radicalisation and Extremism.
Location: Edes House, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RG

Delivered By: Barnardo’s & WSCC
Booking Information: To book your place please email communitysafety.wellbeing@westsussex.gov.uk