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 
 
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


"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

"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

"I am started 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

"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

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