Useful Information for Families in East Sussex

We aim to provide as much help and support as possible. There are many services and agencies in East Sussex which can support and help you and we have provided some links below.
Remember you can contact us by telephone or

Worried about a child or young person?

If you are worried about a child or teenager that may be at risk of harm or in danger: In an emergency call 999. Otherwise contact the Single Point of Advice Team or call 01323 464222

Parental Conflict & Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and Parental Conflict

The links below may help you handle your relationship issues .

Local services – Parental Conflict

Mediation East Sussex

National Services – Parental Conflict

One Plus One
See It Differently

Local Services – Domestic Violence

The Portal
Safe in East Sussex

National Services – Domestic Violence

Women’s Aid

Benefits and Housing

It’s important to make sure that you get all the help that you’re entitled to. Housing and finance issues will always arise and therefore you need to know your rights and responsibilities.

Local: Welfare benefits helplines
National: Citizens Advice Benefits
Other: Benefits Calculator

Local: Your Local Housing Office
National: Housing Benefit
Other: Southdown Home Works


Bereavement usually means losing someone we love through death and also follows on from change and loss. It is a devastating event, turning our world upside down and changing our lives forever.

Local: Bereavement – ESCIS
National: Winston’s Wish – Giving hope to grieving children

Additional Areas of Support

Support for young carers provides advise and support for a young person between 5 and 17 years of age, who looks after someone who can’t look after themselves. This may be due to a disability, mental or physical health condition, or drug or alcohol issues.

East Sussex County Council provides information for children and families across East Sussex including support for families with young children and childcare, Safeguarding, SEN and more information on the Local Offer

ESCIS is the community information website for East Sussex, Brighton and Hove. You can find family information on events, as well as disability, SEN and sports.

Sussex Prisoners’ Families supports families affected by imprisonment in the courts, prisons and communities. They provide information on telling the children, prison visiting etc.

We’re continually updating this website in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with a list of helpful links for parents.