Category Archives: Children’s Services

Virtual work experience gives students career insight

MORE than 1,300 students from across East Sussex were able to get an insight into the world of work despite the global pandemic, thanks to a virtual initiative.

Created by East Sussex County Council’s Careers Hub and Work Experience teams in association with local consultancy Always Possible, the Virtual Work Experience programme allowed employers to set authentic challenges which helped students learn more about the workplace. Continue reading

Free Food and Fun holiday club places available

PLACES are still available for eligible children on this summer’s Holiday Food and Fun programme.

Parents and carers are being reminded to book free places on the Department of Education funded scheme, which offers a range of holiday activities and nutritious food to children and young people who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

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Free holiday clubs support children this summer

A HOLIDAY Food and Fun programme, funded by the Department for Education, will be serving up free activities and food to support eligible children across East Sussex during the summer holidays.

Following the success of the first programme at Easter, 70 providers will be offering children and young people who are eligible for free school meals a range of activities, along with nutritious food and snacks, at 85 locations county wide in July and August.

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Scheme highlights potential dangers for children

YOUNGSTERS across East Sussex are ‘Staying Safe with Sam’ after receiving free picture books highlighting potential dangers in the home.

East Sussex County Council is one of only two authorities in the country to have received the resources from the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) as part of an initiative for Child Safety Week which runs from Monday, June 7 to Sunday, June 13.

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