Welcome to FSN

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FSN is celebrating its 80th birthday. It is thanks to our funders, supporters, donors and volunteers that we have been successful in supporting children, young people and families over the years.
We are always keen to welcome more volunteers to support our projects and fundraising efforts;
if you are interested please take a look at our V
olunteers Page

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


"I feel more open in front of other people now"
"I'm less stressed, more confident"
"I feel good about myself - I am amazing"
"I found people that have experienced the same, it's good to talk to them"
"I've learnt little things that I can do"
"It's helped me talk to people and to make friends"

- My Time Now young people's comments

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

"Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!"

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs

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

"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