Stay Safe

How to protect the people who mean most to you


Do you have or work with children? Would you like to know more about how to keep them safe online? Then our Stay Safe sessions are for you!

We are delivering a series of free events, aimed to empower families, businesses and communities, encouraging them to spot the early warning signs of potential danger and to raise concerns if necessary.

By attending an event, you will receive information tailored to suit your needs:

  • Learn how to stay safe online;
  • Hear from expert speaker;
  • Find out how to confidently respond to risks;
  • Know how to recognise potential danger;
  • Get online resources and support.

Find the event that suits you best and sign up.


Parents and carers

Parents and carers

Parenting can be tricky at times; especially as children develop into adolescence and beyond.

Whilst there are plenty of resources for parents and carers of young children, it can often seem like there is less information for parents as their children grow older. That's why we are delivering the following Stay Safe sessions with various partners.

These sessions will help to build your confidence and knowledge of the online world, as well as enabling you to have conversations with your child about ways that they can protect themselves. Your child does not have to attend the school hosting the event.

We also welcome family and friends to attend, because we all have a role to play in helping keep children, young people and vulnerable adults safe.

The events are as follows:

Thursday 24 January - Fernhurst Primary School, Fernhurst, 6pm-8pm (with Barnardo's)

Tuesday 5 February - Billingshurst Community Centre, Billingshurst, 6pm-8pm (with Asphaleia)

14 March 2019 – Sackville School, East Grinstead, 6pm-8pm (with NSPCC and Barnardo's)

18 March 2019 - Elm Grove School, Worthing, 6pm-8pm (with Barnardo's)

If you would like to attend any of the free Stay Safe sessions, please contact our Community Safety and Wellbeing team. 

People over 50

People over 50

Are you recently retired, given up work to help with family childcare or do you find yourself spending more time online?

Would you like to learn more about keeping you and your family safe online and in the local community?

Then our free Stay Safe sessions could be for you.

We will be delivering informal training sessions to support individuals to become more aware about online safety and provide them with tools and tips to stay safe online. Attendees will also be bought up to date with our community support initiatives that are there to help protect you and your loved ones (Child Sexual Exploitation and Prevent).

The events are as follows: 

  • 21st February 2019, Wick Hall, Wick Street Littlehampton, 10am-12pm.

If you would like to attend any of the Stay Safe sessions, please contact our Community Safety and Wellbeing team.

Youth and community groups

Youth and community groups

Do you work with children, young people or vulnerable adults? Are you a sessional worker looking to broaden your knowledge on maintaining a safe community?

If you answered yes to either of the above questions, then our Stay Safe sessions are for you!

We have partnered up with the children’s charity Barnardo’s and Sussex Clubs for Young People to deliver a series of events that will provide you with the information you need to help keep the young people in our communities safe.

By attending a session, you will be able to find out about the warning signs of Child Sexual Exploitation and radicalisation, understand the importance of online safety and feel confident in knowing how to report concerns.

If you would like to attend any of the below events, please visit our Eventbrite page to reserve your space. If you would rather book a session by email, please contact

• 5 February 2019 – Billingshurst Community Centre, 10am-12pm

• 11 February 2019 – Bersted Green Learning Centre, Bognor Regis, 10am-12pm

• 11 February 2019 – Maybridge Keystone Community Centre, Worthing, 1pm-3pm

• 12 February 2019 - Mid Sussex Voluntary Action, 4pm-6pm

• 19 February - Dormans Community Centre Crawley, 10am-Midday

• 21 February - Swanfield Community Centre, Chichester, 2pm-4pm

• 26 March - Maybridge Keystone Centre, Goring, 2pm-4pm

Professionals working with children, young people and vulnerable adults

Professionals working with children, young people and vulnerable adults

We have partnered with Sussex Police, Barnardo’s, the NSPCC and Get Safe Online to deliver Stay Safe training sessions, suitable for anyone who works with children or young people.

The informal training sessions will support you in learning about the risks of cyber-crime, Child Sexual Exploitation and radicalisation.

You do not have to be an employee of West Sussex County Council to attend these sessions, but spaces are limited so book your place today!

Thursday 14 March 2019 - East Grinstead Town Hall, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Monday 18 March 2019 -  Hayward Heath Town Hall, 2.00pm - 4.00pm 

If you would rather book a session by email, please contact


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