We work with children, families, schools and neighbourhoods to build communities where children know they have a right to feel safe and supported and adults are aware of how to act protectively to protect children from harm.
A lot of the work that we do is based around the principles of Protective Behaviours, a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe. We provide services and support in the following areas:
For Children and Young People
We mainly work with children under the age of 14 in partnership with primary and secondary schools. Our work includes whole class sessions environment. Use the links below to find out more about the different types of support available:
• Safety Net Assertiveness Programme (SNAP)
• Holiday and activities programme
• Transition support (primary to secondary)
• Safety awareness workshops (Safety Rocks)
• Personal safety sessions
• Online safety
• Playground buddy and peer mediation schemes
• Children’s Advisory Group
• Feeling Good Feeling Safe programme for Schools
Our family support services have been established since 2005. Our focus is on a whole family approach and on preventing problems from escalating by building on family strengths and strategies to deal with challenges and difficulties. We can work one to one with families or offer drop-ins and group work. This service is available to families with a child or children at a participating schools in Brighton and Hove.
We also run a Home safety Equipment Scheme for eligible families with children under the age of 5 in Brighton and Hove.
Safety Net has been providing safeguarding training, advice and guidance since 1995. We provide a comprehensive selection of courses, workshops and support for organisations working with children, and young people. We also provide assistance with safer recruitment as a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Umbrella Checking Service.