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Useful Links and Publications

This part of the website is designed to provide professionals and parents/carers with useful websites and publications. To view the key LSCB Documents please see here.

If you would like to suggest a publication or website, please contact us.

Click on the links below to view useful links and publications.

Local Links

  • Front Door For Families is the a single point of contact and provides support, guidance and access to specialist targeted services for parents, carers, members of the public, young people and professionals
  • The Portal provides a single point of contact for victims and survivors of domestic or sexual abuse and violence, helping them to find the right help, advice and support. The Portal can also give advice and support to friends, families and professionals. theportal.org.uk Freephone 0300 323 9985 Email: info@theportal.org.uk
  • NHS Brighton and Hove
  • Safe in the City many agencies work together through the Brighton & Hove Safe in the City Partnership to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, including domestic and sexual violence and abuse. The site has information on the agencies who can offer support. You can also find out how we can help you and, if you want, report a crime or incident.
  • Rise is a domestic abuse charity working in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex. Rise stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education. Rise supports women, children, young people and LGBT people affected by domestic abuse.
  • Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is a new health watchdog run by and for local people. It is independent of the NHS and the Council. It is currently being set up, but will be able to help you get the best out of your health and care services, and give you a voice so you can influence and challenge how health and care services are provided locally.
  • Family Information Service provides information on a range of subjects on their website, or call their advice line on 01273 293545.
  • Missing People provide a Return Home Interview Service and a 1-1 Support Service to children across Sussex: read the Pan Sussex Missing Children’s Service Operational Instructions for more information.
  • Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service the NHS Primary Care Mental Health Service for Brighton & Hove.
  • www.findgetgive.com – a mental health services directory for young people created by YMCA’s Brighton & Hove Right Here project in partnership with other local groups. This site allows users to search for support, share stories about their own mental health and give feedback on services they have used for others to read. ‘Find Get Give’ also includes resources for parents and carers.
  • Friends, Family & Travellers (FFT) are a national charity, based in Brighton, working with the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. Check out their guide to help professionals working in Children’s Services to enhance their cultural competency and working practice when engaging with these families here.
  • The Partners in Change Hub brings together the specialist support to enhance social work practice in one hub, which will work across the social work pods. This means that the Lead Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Chance 2 Change workers, Therapists, Partners in Change workers for adult substance misuse and mental health, EPAP and Looking Forward will be working together to make sure that you and the families you support get the best service from them as easily, and as early, as possible. See here for the Partners in Change management and support structure, and here for the Children’s Social Work Pod management structure.


National Links

Online Safety Links

  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre  delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children
  • Net Aware  the NSPCC & O2 have asked children to review the social networks and apps that they use, and created a handy a safety guide for parentsThis is also available as an app from the Apple App Store or Google Play
  • Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone which provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience. This ranges across a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet, or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’. Resources are also available for schools to promote.
  • Internet Matters full of advice for parents with children of all ages.
  • Parenting in the Digital Age a new programme to help parents apply their parenting skills to the online world
  • Childnet Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.
  • Safety Net
  • Thinkuknow


Bullying Links

  • Beatbullying works with children and young people across the UK to provide them with all important opportunities to make positive and lasting changes to their lives and outlook
  • Kidscape provides helpful advice and information to prevent and tackle bullying
  • Parentline Plus website is for parents who are concerned about bullying in their child’s life, both outside and within school.
  • Red Balloon
  • The Anti Bullying Network

Domestic Abuse Links

  • National Centre for Domestic Violence ‘The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.’
  • The Hideout Women’s Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action.
  • Womens Aid

National Publications