Related Organisations

Amaze – parent partnership service – can provide impartial support, advocacy and advice for parent carers and also information about benefits and financial help.

Compass Card– Amaze manages the Compass Card and the Compass database for Brighton & Hove Children’s Services. The Compass Card provides a range of free and discounted leisure across the city of Brighton and Hove

PaCC (Parent Carers Council) – is a group of parent carers in Brighton and Hove that works to improve services for children with special needs in the city, with support from Amaze. If you would like to know more or if you would like to get involved in the work we do then please email pacc@amazebrighton.org.uk or call Amaze helpline on 01273 772289

Family Information Service – Directory of services for families in Brighton and Hove inc. childminders, nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools, out of school clubs and playschemes.

Seaside View – Disabled children’s services in Brighton & Hove are part of the city’s integrated children’s services. Health, education and social care services work together to respond to the needs of disabled children and their families and carers.

The Seaside View staff team includes

  • Keyworkers (for more information see below)
  • Nursery Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paediatricians
  • Physiotherapists
  • PRESENS
  • Psychologists / Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Specialist Health Visitors
  • Specialist Nurses
  • Speech & Language Therapists

Seaside View Leaflet

Brighton and Hove City Council – Information on services provided by the council including childrens services, education, housing, social services and carers.

Netbuddy – Netbuddy is an award winning site for swapping practical tips and information on all aspects of supporting people with special needs.

Direct Gov – Information on all government departments

IPSEA – the Independant Parental for Special Education Advice – Support with statementing and appeals.

NCB (National Childrens Bureau) – Includes Council for Disabled Children, Every Disabled Child Matters and National Parent Partnership Network. Forum for issues concerning disabled children. Publications for parents and professionals.

The Fed (previously called Brighton and Hove Federation of Disabled People) – Disability advice centre for Brighton & Hove. Accessible City and What’s On Guides together with detailed service information.

Barnados Link Plus – Brighton – has developed expertise in the provision of specialist foster care placements for disabled children and young people enabling them to live in a family home.