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Children and Young People

Family Tree

The Local Offer website brings together information about the help and support available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families. 

Find It Out Centre

If you are aged 13-25 you can drop in to a Find It Out centre to get advice and information. If you want to talk to someone in confidence you just need to make an appointment. If you have an issue that they can’t help you with, they will try to put you in touch with somebody who can.

As well as advice and information there is free internet access.

Worthing Find It Out Opening hours
The Place Monday: 1.30-5pm
24 Marine Place Tuesday: 1.30-5pm
Worthing Wednesday: closed
BN11 3DN Thursday: 1.30-5pm
01903 210315 or 01903 234116 Friday: 1.30-5pm
Email: sara.hook@westsussex.gov.uk      
   
Lancing Find It Out  Opening hours
Lancing Youth Centre Monday: 1-5pm
Penhill Road Wednesday: 1-5pm
Lancing Friday: 1-5pm
BN15 8HA  
01903 763639 or 07761 447976  
Email: heidi.wyatt@westsussex.gov.uk  

There’s lots more information for young people on health, leisure, housing, education, apprenticeships, volunteering plus much more available online at Your Space

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If you’re 11-19 years old you can text your school nurse on 07480 635424 for confidential advice and support. They can help students with all kinds of things like relationships, bullying, mental health, drugs and alcohol, healthy eating, self harm, smoking.

The School Nurses working hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 4:30pm, including throughout the Summer holidays. Your message will be seen during those hours after which they respond most quickly to messages that need urgent attention and they aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours, Monday to Friday. 

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