The Children's Society in Lancashire
Where: Wesley Hall: Feilden Street, Blackburn, BB2 1LQ, Phone: 01254 583747
Programme Manager: Joanna Hunt
Established in May 2000, we work with children and young people who are or have been in the care of Lancashire County Council. We were formerly known as Lancashire Children’s Rights.
Our aim is to ensure the rights of these children and young people are protected and that their needs are met through the best services possible.
The Children’s Society in Lancashire provides support to children, young people and families across Lancashire including:
From our Preston base:
From our Blackburn base:
The Children’s Rights Service provides independent support and advice to children and young people from Lancashire who are in care or leaving care. The team also has an Independent Visitors scheme, which recruits, trains and supports volunteers who are then matched with children/young people requiring befrienders.
Street Safe Service Street Safe Lancashire works with children and young people who are at risk of child sexual exploitation or missing from home, providing support and advocacy tailored to their individual needs. It delivers prevention and group work in schools and other settings. It also delivers advice and training to professionals and runs awareness sessions for parents and the wider community.
Early Intervention Support offers a 12 week support programme working with families who have young people aged five to 19 years and live in the East of Lancashire. We provide non-judgemental support at an early stage, encouraging families to explore their strengths as well as identifying and working together on problems affecting family life.
Family Safe works with children, young people and their families who are asylum seeking and refugees. We support them individually and in groups to get the help they need to integrate within their new home community, to improve their parenting skills, to cope with past and current stress and trauma and to prevent family breakdown.
For further information on how to access any of our services please contact 01772 256900.
Street Safe Lancashire
This service supports children and young people, both boys and girls, at risk of sexual exploitation and missing from home across Lancashire. We also challenge public perception and professional responses to this group of children and young people through awareness raising and training sessions.
Please read our latest Annual Report.