Home-Start Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex is a local charity that supports families with young children, struggling to cope with issues including abuse, neglect, mental health, isolation and poverty, that can all too often impact on children’s development.
We know from recent statistics (WSCC IPEH) that in an average West Sussex classroom of 30 reception children: *3 children are suspected of being abused or neglected. *4 children require additional support services. *A large proportion (around 45%) are starting reception class with levels of development below the national average.
Home-Start CHAMS is part of the solution for these children – last year we supported 379 vulnerable local children. And we have recently enhanced our focus on helping young children become “confident early learners” in readiness for them starting school. With your help, we can give more vulnerable local children the best start in life.
We’re asking local schools , Nurseries, community groups and work places to get involved on Friday 1st December and join our Christmas Dress-up Day, for a £1 donation to our Snowflake Appeal.
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