Community                                                                                          

YMCA mental health  awareness workshops

Click HERE to find out more information about a workshop for parents and carers of primary school children in Brighton and Hove. There are a variety of dates and venues, offering an introduction into the emotional health needs of children, as well as providing information on how to recognise and support an emerging mental health concern.

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Calling parents/carers of preschool children.

 We welcome our school, parish and local community to our regular parent and toddler group on a Wednesday morning. There is no cost attached, it is simply a chance to meet other parents of preschool children and an opportunity for your child to play and explore.  Our Learning Mentor, will be on hand every week to chat and offer support, or just to make you a cup of tea.If you have friends or family with young children, please encourage them to come along and bring a friend. There is no expectation that you have a child currently at St Joseph’s; for us this is a service  and a way of reaching out to our local and parish community. If you would like to join us then please call  or visit the  school office to ask for details.

Please do join us, it’s completely free and will run as a drop in, so no regular commitment is needed.

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"Schools, Just Wanna have Funds."

If you want to know more about the funding crisis and how you can support the campaign for fairer funding in schools, please click on the image above.

 

We had an interesting visit from the NSPCC who put on an assembly to discuss Childline with the children. If you would like to find out more or get involved with some of their activities follow the links below.

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/working-with-schools/speak-out-stay-safe-service

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-children-guide-english.pdf

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/schools/underwear-rule-resources---slide-presentation-2015.pdf

SOSS intro leaflet email to schools.doc

A5_20pp_Professionals_Booklet_J20151105_low_res.pdf

Sussex press article to share with schools.pdf

 

                                                                                                                                                          

At St Joseph's, we are proud to play our part in the local community. As well as links with our parish church and other local schools, we take part in the annual Brighton Festival Children's Parade and other events such as Let's Dance, which is a fantastic way to engage with the local community. 

 

 

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/14476467.PICTURE_GALLERY__Thousands_show_their_support_for_the_Seagulls_in_blue_and_white

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Make a Difference- Foster Carers needed in Brighton and Hove

 

There are currently have around 450 looked after children in the city.  Just under 50% are placed with our in-house carers.  Brighton and Hove are trying to increase that number as much as they can, ideally 60% by the end of 2016/17.  The cost to the city council of using in-house carers versus independent fostering agencies, saves approximately £20 000 per year per child and of course that can be year on year.  For more information on how you can help, please click on the link below:

https://www.fosteringinbrightonandhove.org.uk/

 

                                                                                                                            


 

To learn how to stay safe online click on the link below.