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 do feel that safeguarding and wellbeing of the children is fully prioritised and staff go to great lengths to support families and children. The Nursery demonstrates empathy and works hard to ensure fairness for families/children here. Really stands out as 'safe space' for children."

- Health Visitor - St. Nick's Nursery

"The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting."

- Community Connectors, Southdown

"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

"I started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I started 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

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