Governance

        FSN has a Board of Trustees, who, with the help of the Chief Executive, ensure that the vision, values and ethos of the organisation are maintained and embedded in the services offered. The Trustees have a range of experience and expertise which helps FSN to develop a strategy which will support local children, young people and families.
 
The Trustees are responsible for ensuring FSN’s financial sustainability and compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements.
 

FSN Board:

Peter Carcas – Chair
Rev’d Martin Harper – Vice-Chair
Dave Froude – Treasurer
Alison Bissett – Nominated person for FSN nurseries
Janet Wyatt
Michael Blandy
Gary Marriot
Jocelyn Tilbrook
Richard Cuff
Cllr. Judy Rogers
Roger Elias 
 

FSN is also supported by a President and 3 Patrons:

. Mollie Green MBE – President

. Baroness Fookes of Plymouth DBE, DL

. The Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner MA PhD

. Sara Stoner – DL, Vice Lord Lieutenant, East Sussex 

 
FSN is grateful for the support, time and guidance of Trustees, the President and Patrons.

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Peter Carcas

Chairman

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Rev'd Martin Harper

Vice Chairman

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Dave Froude

Treasurer

SuccessES


"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

"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

2148 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
463 who have lost their father
223 who have lost their mother
186 who have lost their sibling
616 who have lost their grandparent
353 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
293 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
14 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 139 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

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

"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