Welcome to FSN

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Our mission


FSN aims to provide effective and professional caring action without discrimination and favour for children and young people suffering the effects of poverty, disadvantage, neglect and abuse. Trustees and staff together agree that the following values must underpin our work:

TO ALLEVIATE

Poverty
Disadvantage
Discirimination
Social exclusion

TO PROMOTE

Equality
Needs led services
Participation

TO BELIEVE IN

Community
Social justice
Preventative action

Get Involved


Find ways to get involved with FSN.
VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Certificate Presentation at Afternoon Tea July 2018

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EVENTS

Family Fun Day held at Porters

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VACANCIES

Vacancies within FSN, projects and nurseries

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SuccessES


Everyone was kind and never judged everyone"
"Sometimes I find it hard to control my feelings, actions, but I understand this now"
"It was fun and creative"
"I have got more friends now since starting the group"
"I learned that you should share your feelings

- My Time Too children's comments

Attending the course helped with isolation and I built friendship groups. Given me confidence to take the next steps in my life"
"The Family Learning courses were invaluable to my children, we have learnt skills, bonded more as a family. I am very grateful to FSN!"
"I've learnt more about myself and others and more relaxed in groups. Discovered the real me! The tutor is inspirational and very caring. Being encouraged to volunteer has been an amazing and beneficial experience

- Community Learning attendees

It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments

2072 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
434 who have lost their father
217 who have lost their mother
182 who have lost their sibling
600 who have lost their grandparent
346 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
288 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
5 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 127 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

I am starting to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I am starting a level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!

- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer