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Useful Links

ICC is committed 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?"

Multi-Agency helplines and support groups who offer expert advice West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership  (MASH) How to raise a concern about the welfare of a child if you think they are being harmed, abused or neglected. 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 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 An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress. Barnardo’s helps transform the lives of vulnerable children across the UK, offers advice and support in all aspects of home life   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 The NSPCC protects children and young people across the UK. They offer a wide range of services, including national helplines and local projects The National Children’s Bureau is a children’s charity which helps improves the lives of children and young people 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 free independent, confidential advice available to everyone Whistleblowing Advice Line Support for professionals who are worried about children in the workplace a charity that is available 24/7 dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.

The Mix is a free support service for people under 25.  0808 808 48994 or – text: THEMIX to 85258



 Speak UP! is a web and mobile app that can be accessed at anytime on smartphones, tablets and PCs. a website offering advice and support if you are the victim of bullying or know someone who is  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.

Happy Maps Find advice and support for parents and young people/children on anxiety, self-harm, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, ASD etc 

Bereavement 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 is the youth website to Cruse Bereavement where young people facing grief can get support Marie Curie offers support and bereavement support 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.

Careers 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

Counselling Horsham and Crawley Counselling group are a team of qualified counsellors who offer counselling services to adults, children and young people  Is an online counselling service offering support to young people who have emotional or mental health issues

Drugs and Alcohol 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  website giving information on the use of drugs and alcohol Provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone’s drinking An anonymous service that allows you to pass on information, you do not have to give any personal details 

Young Person Fortress PDF Leaflet - Keeping you and your friends safe

Parent Fortress Campaign PDF Leaflet - resources for parents and carers.

Housing  YMCA and Crawley Foyer provides support and housing to young people that find themselves in a housing crisis the housing and homeless charity that offers free housing advice

Knife Crime A useful Home Office website giving information and support

Mental Health helplines and support groups who can offer expert advice offers services on mental health issues  is a free online education website whose aim is to give clear guidance on children and young people’s mental health, wellbeing and development Offers advice and support to anyone experiencing mental health problems is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people They run therapeutic support, befriending, and counselling and advice services for young people who are in need of mental health support. This site is all about helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally. Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems.

Rethink Mental Illness offers practical help through its advice line Monday to Friday 10 – 4pm 0300 5000 927.

MoodGYM an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Happy Maps Find advice and support for parents and young people/children on anxiety, self-harm, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, ASD etc.

The Positive page online support for young people suffering with emotional distress. 

Calm Harm an app that provides tasks that can help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

SAM Anxiety Management an app to support young people to understand and cope with anxiety.

Mindshift  free app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. 

Smiling Mind an app designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress and challenges of daily life.

Sleepio an app for those with sleeping difficulties.

Prevent, Terrorism A UK police and partners initiative to help prevent people getting drawn into violent extremism and terrorism 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  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

Sexual Health Part of the NHS, they provide a confidential service offering a range of free contraception, testing, treatment and advice information, advice and guidance about sexual health issues    

Suicide is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. a charity that is available 24/7 dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.

#stayalive an app for those at risk or for people worried about someone who may be suicidal.



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

Pan Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures