We want Brighton & Hove to be the best place for children and young people to grow up in
In Brighton & Hove children's services bring together education, health and social care for all 0 to 19-year-olds (and up to 25 years for those with special needs). They work in partnership with other health services as well as community and voluntary organisations in the city.
Many services are offered by neighbourhood based teams, while some are delivered by city-wide teams.
Find out more about our services
- Read our 2015/16 Annual Report (PDF 957KB)
- Support for Children in Care
- Social work: Our Story and Children's Services briefings
- Children's Services Directorate Plan 2014-2017
- Young people's summary of Children and Young People's Plan (PDF 551KB)
- Children's Centres
- Our local offer for children with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND)
- Early help - supporting families and improving outcomes
- Read our Children's Health & Wellbeing Strategy (PDF 895KB)
If you are a member of the public and worried about a child's welfare please contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub.
The main organisations we work with are:
- Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust
- Brighton & Hove City NHS Teaching Primary Care Trust
- Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Sussex Police Authority
Training for everyone working with children in the city
We provide training for everyone working with children, young people and their families. Our training is available to community and voluntary sector organisations, other public sector organisations and private businesses in the city.
Working in children's services for the council
We are looking for social workers to help children in Brighton & Hove. Look at our guide to working for Brighton & Hove children's services to find out more.