For families of children and young people with SEN and disabilities helpline 01273 772289

young people

Amaze provides some services directly to young people up until their 25th birthday. These services may differ according to where you live in Sussex.


SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
Independent Support
Amazing Futures Peer Support
The Power group - a self advocacy group for young people with learning difficulties
The Compass Card

Watch our video about young people’s information needs, “Finding stuff out”


We hope to develop an online resource specifically for young people in the near future. In the meantime, here are a list of local and national organisations that offer advice and information for young people.

Useful websites

Brighton & Hove’s Local Offer for young people aged 16-25
Local authority’s comprehensive online listing of what’s on offer locally for children and young people up to 25, and their families

Brighton and Hove Buses Helping Hand scheme
Information on card scheme to make bus travel easier for disabled people

Brighton & Hove’s Youth Employability Service on Facebook
Support with education, training and employment for young people up to 25 with SEN and disabilities

Possability People
Brighton based support for disabled people, their families and carers including benefits advice, advocacy, Direct Payments, counselling and access information.

Family Planning Association (fpa)
Advice and information on contraception and sexual health

My Life – Brighton & Hove
Local health and social care information

Information for parent carers on young people’s wellbeing and resilience, including online and digital safety advice

Right Here Brighton and Hove
For and by young people aged 16-25, Right Here works to improve young people’s mental health and resilience through prevention

Transition Information Network
Information for parent carers and disabled young people designed to improve the transition to adulthood

Useful documents and guides from the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Feeling down: looking after my mental health

My kind of a future – A workbook to help young people with learning disabilities prepare for the future

Easy read guide to anxiety 

Staying safe out and about – An easy read guide for people with learning disabilities 

Staying safe on social media and online


To support the delivery of these services for young people, Amaze has a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy that outlines safe working practices which have been established for work with young people, and how to raise concerns. Download our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which was last updated in December 2014.

If you have any queries or would like to raise an issue, Amaze has an appointed individual who is responsible for dealing with any safeguarding and child protection concerns. In their absence, an alternative manager will always be available.

Designated person for safeguarding: Ros Cook, Operations Director
Work telephone number: 01273 234020
Mobile number: 07906 674505

Deputy safeguarding contact: Liam Ryan, West Sussex IS Regional Manage
Work telephone number: 01273 23402
Mobile number: 07483 111659

Alternative contact person: Rachel Travers, Chief Executive
Work telephone number: 01273 234020
Mobile number: 07984 433232

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