Do you understand what your child does online?

There are lots of great apps and games online and your child is bound to have their favourite, but we know lots of parents worry about balancing their enjoyment with managing their time online and keeping them safe. The NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to give simple bitesize information and advice on the latest apps, sites and games your child might be using.

To find out more about children’s online favourites and get tips and advice on settings and how to reduce risks, visit Net Aware

Victim Hub, Domestic, Sexual Violence & Stalking Services in Sussex

From the 1st April 2021 there will be some changes to the provision of services in Sussex. Firstly four Victim Hubs will go live across the County (in Eastbourne, Hastings, Horsham and Brighton). Each Victim Hub will have a multi-agency function, comprising police and partners from the main commissioned victim support providers. The Hubs will follow the principles of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH) by co-locating the main commissioned victim support service providers in a single consolidated hub. The Hubs will reduce duplication and provide an enhanced victim experience by ensuring a more co-ordinated and co-located approach to victim support provision, and will reduce the risk of re-traumatising victims by having to retell their story to multiple providers. In addition they will support a common needs assessment for victim support across service areas. The hubs will also enable a more effective feedback loop between victim support providers and investigators within the Police.

The specialist domestic abuse support in Brighton & Hove will be delivered by Victim Support: For general enquiries please contact sussexadmin@victimsupport.org.uk  For more information: Sussex – Victim Support

The specialist domestic abuse services for East Sussex will be provided by CGL. Please call:  0300 323 9985 for general enquiries. For more information: Domestic Abuse Service – East Sussex | Change Grow Live | Supporting survivors of abuse and violence

The specialist rape and sexual violence abuse service for Sussex will be provided by Survivors Network. For general enquiries email info@survivorsnetwork.org.uk or for further information: Home – Survivors Network

The specialist stalking advocacy services for Sussex will be provided by Veritas Justice: For enquiries please email: info@veritas-justice.co.uk  or please call: 01273 234773. For further information: Vertitas Justice | Stalking advocacy and advice services (veritas-justice.co.uk)

The Brighton and Hove Refuge provision for Women aged 18+ and their children (aged 0-18) will be provided by Stonewater. For more information please either call 01293 780419 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or email Brighton.Refuge@stonewater.org. For further information: Worried about domestic abuse? (stonewater.org)

Other services that fall outside of the above will also continue to operate as they currently do. The current Safe Space Sussex Website holds details of these services: www.safespacesussex.org.uk

e-Scooters

To use a motor vehicle legally on the road, it must meet certain legislation and construction requirements. These also apply for e-scooters, meaning they would need to be registered, insured, taxed and comply with all the relevant safety standards.

Unless a privately owned e-scooter, and its rider, could meet all the required legislation, using one on the road is illegal.

Separate rules apply for those used in designated official e-scooter trial areas, where rental e-scooters may be used on the highway.

Use an e-scooter on the pavement in modern times and you run the risk of a fixed penalty notice. 

Holiday Easter Hub

A fun-packed newsletter with healthy active ideas for families during the school holidays. Brought to you by Brighton & Hove City Councils Healthy Lifestyles & Public Health Schools Team.

In this Easter Holiday Edition we have –

* Healthy Easter themed snack recipes

* A bunny hop challenge

* Spring themed crafts

* Information about spring trails at 5 parks in the city.

We also have some top tips from our ‘Smile project’ which is based on the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’, these are things we can build into our daily lives to improve well-being, protect mental health and increase emotional resilience. If you would like a copy of the newsletter please click on the link below:

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