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    Friends & Families For a full listing of all our forthcoming events, please click on the Activities link Activities

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    Friends & Families "We're so grateful we can have unforgettable days out thanks to the event you put on. We can't thank you enough" Contact Us

Web Privacy Policy

Web Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Friends & Families of Special Children uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement, our confidentiality policy and data protection policy..

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from February 2014.

We may collect data from the several forms available on our website

What we do with the information we gather

The data collected will only be used in accordance with our confidentiality policy and data protection policy. Please refer to these separate policies which are also available from this website.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

To comply with current legislation, a Cookie audit has been carried out on this website. This website uses a number of cookies to enhance the visitor experience. Continued use of this website implies consent to cookies being stored on your computer.

We are of the belief that there is no reason to be unduly concerned over the privacy implications of any of the cookies used by this website, which are listed below for your convenience:-

First Party Cookies

These are specific to and created by this website. In all cases these cookies do not store information of a personal or sensitive nature, or anything that makes you identifiable to us.

Session ID

Our web server may create a session cookie which is essential to distinguish you from other users whilst on this website. This will expire once you leave the site.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to understand how users find and use our website, to monitor visitor behaviour and to help us to update and improve the website. Google Analytics creates a number of cookies which we do not deem privacy intrusive.

WordPress

This site uses WordPress as a back-end Content Management System. WordPress uses Cookies to further enhance the experience of the website for our users, which we do not deem privacy intrusive. If you have any concerns, you can read more about the cookies WordPress uses here – http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies

Third Party Cookies

These are created by an external service when you visit our website. The data held can only be seen and managed by the third party and not by us. We do not have control over these cookies, only how they are integrated into this website.

Google Maps

This website uses an embedded Google Map to assist our customers in locating us. Google Maps creates a number of cookies which we do not deem privacy intrusive.

Social Media

This website may use a range of widely-used third party social media plugins (such as from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) to assist in the marketing of our website and business. These plugins may insert cookies over which we have no direct control. If you have any concerns over this please refer to the cookie and privacy policies of the individual third parties concerned.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

Please refer to our confidentiality policy and data protection policy for more information.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the address on this web site.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the address on this web site. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

 

What our friends and families say...

“The emotional support I received from my befriender was fantastic and the opportunity to off load and reveal my concerns and fears was like having a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”

Gareth Allen (parent)

Not only does the charity provide exciting experiences for the children but can also help with much needed support for the parents.  Being a parent of a disabled child can at times be very lonely and isolating.  To meet with other parents on these activity days is a breath of fresh air and helps you to realise that there are many other people like you facing the similar day to day challenges of having a disabled child.  From our personal experiences we can share stories, offer help and advice and even make new friends.

January 2018

“Thank you to all staff for looking after our kids at Magdalen Farm. Oliver has really enjoyed himself and can’t wait till the next time.”

August 2017

“What a fantastic friendly welcoming place. We visited for the first time this morning for help to fill in a DLA form for our eldest daughter. We were given great help and advice with something we found very overwhelming and difficult.”

February 2017

“Thank you, yet again, to Friends & Families of Special Children for providing opportunities for my son that I never thought he would be able to do.  During the summer he was able to have surfing lessons and enjoy other water sport activities organised by the charity.   When we arrive at the sessions they are always very well planned and as parents we have no explaining to do and even better no apologising for our child’s behaviour!  The staff have an amazing understanding and empathy on the needs of various disabilities of the children and this helps to keep everyone relaxed and happy including the parents/carers!”

October 2015

“It was the best day ever being able to go swimming as a family with her little sister who can only use a hydrotherapy pool. We’re so grateful we can have unforgettable days out thanks to the events you put on. We can thank you enough.”

May 2016

Activity Calendar

Please note our activities can be browsed by date using the interactive calendar below. A light green square indicates there are events scheduled on that day. Simply hover over the square and the number of events on that day will appear. Click on view events and a list of the events will be shown above. You can then click-through to go to the specific event page for more details and to book.

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