Category Archives: Children’s Services

Top children’s author backs drive to recruit carers

A LEADING children’s author who based a series of books in the care system has given her backing to the latest drive to recruit foster carers and supported lodgings providers.

Dame Jacqueline Wilson, author of the Tracey Beaker series and patron of the Foster Care Association for East Sussex, helped East Sussex County Council’s fostering service officially launch its information van which will be touring the county. Continue reading

Mental health guide for schools focus of awareness day

The Duchess of Sussex with UK Youth Cabinet member Indya Wardle and a copy of the Top Ten Tips mental health guide for schools during the visit to PeacehavenYOUNG people in East Sussex are being urged to spread the word about positive mental health – buoyed by a royal visit highlighting the issue.

To mark this year’s World Mental Health Day tomorrow (Wednesday, October 10), the East Sussex Youth Cabinet and the Download mental health participation group are promoting their Top Ten Tips guide for schools. Continue reading

Royal visit highlights work on youth mental health

Royal visit to Peacehaven of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex discussed the issue of mental health as they met young people from youth forums across East Sussex during their first joint official visit to the county.

The royal couple today (October 3 2018) visited the East Sussex County Council-managed Joff Youth Centre, in Peacehaven, where they met 50 young people gathered from youth groups around the county, including the elected Youth Cabinet. Continue reading