Compass is the children and young people’s disability register for West Sussex and Brighton & Hove. It’s held by the Sussex-based charity Amaze on behalf of West Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council. Registering on Compass is voluntary. If you register, your information is collated and used anonymously to help plan local services for 0 to 25s with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Once you’ve registered and your application has been approved, you’ll get a Compass Card, which gives you access to free and discounted fun, leisure and sport. If you provide consent, we’ll also send you regular updates about free Compass Days, one-off theatre offers, free tickets to local events and info on issues, services and events we think will interest you.

Before you start filling in the online application form:

  • Check whether you're eligible. If you're still unsure or if you need extra help, email or leave a message on 0300 123 9186.
  • A parent, or carer with parental responsibility, should complete and sign the application form for under 16s. Young people aged 16 or over should complete their own form if they can (with help if needed). If they can’t complete the form themselves, a parent or carer with parental responsibility can do this.
  • Make sure you choose the right application form: either the form for 0 to 17 year olds, or the form for 18 to 25 year olds.
  • Complete a separate form for each child or young person with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • The more information you provide the better – but if questions don’t apply, move to the next question. A red asterisk (*) next to a question shows that the question must be answered.
NB. Your data is kept secure under GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation), so you can feel confident the information you provide will be kept safe. More information about Amaze’s privacy policy.

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Apply for a Compass Card

Click here if you’re applying for a Compass Card for the first time

Renew your Compass Card

Click here if you’re renewing an expired Compass Card or a card that’s about to expire

Continue with an application or renewal

Click here if you want to carry on with a Compass Card application or renewal you started earlier