The Compass Card scheme for children and young adults with SEND
The Compass scheme is run in West Sussex and Brighton and Hove by the charity Amaze. It includes the West Sussex Disability Register (a statutory duty for WSCC) and a free leisure discount card for all children and young people on the Register.
The Disability Register is for 0 to 25 year olds who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) in school/college or are eligible for DLA/PIP. Other children and young people, who have a disability that has a major effect on their daily living, may also be eligible. Data from the Register is used to inform and shape SEND services.
When families register (for free) on the Compass scheme they receive a discount card giving access to leisure activities for local disabled children and young people (at 300+ venues in non-Covid times). It Gets Me Out, an independent evaluation of the West Sussex Compass Project by the University of Brighton in May 2020, demonstrates that the Compass Card significantly improves children and young people’s physical fitness, mental health, and confidence.
Register here; https://www.registercompasscard.org.uk/
Join us on Facebook here; https://www.facebook.com/AmazeCompassCard
Any queries, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Letter to Parents
Alerting the midwifery team that you are pregnant
Please download the guide to accessing pregnancy services [PDF] either online or via a referral by a GP at Ball Tree
Once your pregnancy is confirmed, the community midwife will assist you and will contact you after 8 weeks of pregnancy. The ante-natal clinic is run by the midwife in conjunction with Worthing Hospital and you will now be seen at the Boundstone Children and Family Centre. Help is available from the surgery for pregnant smokers who wish to stop smoking. Contact : Boundstone Family & Childrens Centre, Upper Boundstone Lane, Sompting Tel 01903 276850.
St Richard’s Ante-Natal Clinic: 01243 788122 ext 2871
Worthing Ante-Natal Clinic: 01903 205111 ext 84371
Wednesday 2.00pm – 3.00pm.
We consider your child’s health is extremely important and advice is always available.
At 6 -8 weeks we hope to see you mother and baby for a check up with your doctor.
Wednesday 2.00pm – 3.00pm.
Following the child development check, there is an immunisation clinic which is held on Wednesdays.
If you have missed an appointment for immunisation and want to come along without an appointment card please telephone to ensure there is a clinic running.
You are invited to discuss with a doctor any concerns you have regarding immunisation for your child at your 6 week check.
This is a nasal spray rather than an injection and has proved extremely effective. Clinics start after 28th September and parents of children with health conditions and are therefore at risk, will be contacted shortly either by text, email or letter.
Post Natal Group
Alternate Wednesdays 12.45 -1.45pm
This is organised by the health visitors for new mothers and babies in their first three months post delivery.
No appointment is necessary.
This is organised by the Health Visitors at The Boundstone Children and Family Centre, Boundstone Lane, Lancing on Wednesdays from 1.30-3pm.
No appointment is needed.