ICC is commited to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn and achieve their full potential.
Listed below are a few organisations and charities that offer support and advice.
Parent INFO provides information to parents/carers about children's wellbeing. The service is free and covers a wide subject matters, from difficult topics about, sex, relationships, the internet, body images and peer pressure to parenting topics such as 'how much sleep do teenagers need?"
https://www.westsussexscp.org.uk/2016/04/multi-agency-safeguarding-hub-mash/ West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership
https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/keeping-children-safe/raise-a-concern-about-a-child/ (MASH) How to raise a concern about the welfare of a child if you think they are being harmed, abused or neglected.
www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk/ is a website full of useful information and services that are available in West Sussex for young people. Find events, advice, jobs and discounts in your local area
http://crawley.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/ is a free friendly and impartial service by local authorities, NHS and other services. Their services include exercising, healthy eating, healthy mind, smoking, alcohol, drugs, and wellbeing
https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/youth-mental-health/Pages/Youth-mental-health-help.aspx An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
www.barnardos.org.uk Barnardo’s helps transform the lives of vulnerable children across the UK, offers advice and support in all aspects of home life
www.childline.org.uk/ Childline is a free 24 hour private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a childline counsellor about anything
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/ The NSPCC protects children and young people across the UK. They offer a wide range of services, including national helplines and local projects
www.ncb.org.uk/ The National Children’s Bureau is a children’s charity which helps improves the lives of children and young people
http://www.childrenslegalcentre.com/ is committed to promoting children’s rights in the UK and worldwide. They provide free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ free independent, confidential advice available to everyone
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/dedicated-helplines/whistleblowing-advice-line/ Whistleblowing Advice LineSupport for professionals who are worried about children in the workplace
www.samaritans.org/ a charity that is available 24/7 dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.
Speak UP! is a web and mobile app that can be accessed at anytime on smartphones, tablets and PCs.
www.bullying.co.uk/ a website offering advice and support if you are the victim of bullying or know someone who is
www.kidscape.org.uk/ Kidscape equip young people, parents and professionals with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues
Autism and ADHD
Useful Resource for Parents and Carers from Coastal west Sussex Mind.
www.cruse.org.uk/ Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close. If someone you know has died and you need to talk
www.hopeagain.org.uk/ is the youth website to Cruse Bereavement where young people facing grief can get support
www.mariecurie.org.uk/ Marie Curie offers support and bereavement support
www.childbereavementuk.org/ Child Bereavement UK offers support to families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement.
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ offers careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training courses and funding
Also please see Ms Patterson, ICC’s Pathways and Options Officer
www.hccounselling.org.uk/ Horsham and Crawley Counselling group are a team of qualified counsellors who offer counselling services to adults, children and young people
https://www.kooth.com/index. Is an online counselling service offering support to young people who have emotional or mental health issues
Drugs and Alcohol
www.talktofrank.com/ is a national drug education service and is jointly run by the Department of Health and The Home Office. Frank provides information to young people about the potential effects of drugs and alcohol
www.thinkdrinkdrugs.co.uk/ website giving information on the use of drugs and alcohol
www.al-anonuk.org.uk/ Provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone’s drinking
www.Fearless.org/en An anonymous service that allows you to pass on information, you do not have to give any personal details
http://www.ymcadlg.org/accommodation/supported-accommodation/crawley-foyer/ YMCA and Crawley Foyer provides support and housing to young people that find themselves in a housing crisis
https://england.shelter.org.uk/ the housing and homeless charity that offers free housing advice
www.knifefree.co.uk A useful Home Office website giving information and support
www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/ offers services on mental health issues
www.minded.org.uk/ is a free online education website whose aim is to give clear guidance on children and young people’s mental health, wellbeing and development
www.mind.org.uk/ Offers advice and support to anyone experiencing mental health problems
www.youngminds.org.uk/ is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people
WWW.Childrenssociety.org.uk/ They run therapeutic support, befriending, and counselling and advice services for young people who are in need of mental health support.
www.epicfriends.co.uk/ This site is all about helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally.
www.time-to-change.org.uk/ Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems.
http://www.preventtragedies.co.uk/ A UK police and partners initiative to help prevent people getting drawn into violent extremism and terrorism
https://www.getsafeonline.org/safeguarding-children/online-radicalisation/ Social media is also used for research by extremists, making it easy for them to identify those who may be vulnerable from what they reveal in their profiles, posts/tweets, photos and friend lists
http://www.westsussexscb.org.uk/prevent-anti-terrorism-and-anti-radicalisation-of-vulnerable-people/ Prevent is designed to stop people from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. Early intervention helps diverting young people away from being drawn into terrorist activities
http://www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk/young-people/ Part of the NHS, they provide a confidential service offering a range of free contraception, testing, treatment and advice
http://www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk/advice_and_info/your_health/sexual_health.aspx information, advice and guidance about sexual health issues
www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/young-carers/ Offers advice for young carers who is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative who has a condition, such as a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem