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Pastoral and Safeguarding 

We have always used this page to provide parents/carers with support and guidance and during the Academy closure we will continue to update this page with links to documents/websites which we think parents/carers will find useful at this time. 

MindHeart have created a booklet to support and reassure children under the age of 7 about coronavirus. The booklet can be found here

Newsround have created a webpage designed to inform young people about coronavirus. 

Childline have also created a webpage designed to help young people manage their anxiety around coronavirus. 

The NSPCC have created a guide for parents/carers on social networks, apps and games.  

CEOP have a range of resources on their website for parents/carers which are designed to help keep children safe online. Their  helpsheets for parents/carers are very informative.  During this time of school closures they have produced 'Home Activity Packs' which are simple 15 minutes activities you can do with your child(ren) to support their online safety at a time when they will be spending more time online at home. These packs will be updated every two weeks. 

Below is a collection of externally run support sites which parents/carers and students have found useful.

Childline Voice Box (You Tube Channel)

Advice for young people on issues which affect them.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAnpKC4YA4viKUjowwO4V0w

Disrespect Nobody

Find out about health relationships, relationship abuse, consent, rape and pornography.
https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/

Educate against hate

Information and support for parents/carers on the issues surrounding extremism and radicalisation and how to protect your child.
http://educateagainsthate.com/parents/

PACE - Parents against child sexual exploitation

Information and support for parents/carers on child sexual exploitation.
https://paceuk.info/

The Children's Society

Information and support for parents/carers on county lines (child exploitation).
https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-is-county-lines

Young Minds

Information and advice for parents/carers on young people’s behaviour and mental health.
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) You Tube Channel

Dan Hawbrook, the LSCB's Internet Safety expert gives advice to parents/carers on e-safety issues.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMnZ02Sl1AbtIhq-m3rrVQ

BBC Own It

A site for young people to help them navigate the online world.
https://www.bbc.com/ownit

NSPCC – The underwear rule

Guidance designed to help parents/carers start conversations with young people to help protect them from abuse.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-guide-for-parents.pdf

There is also a guide for parents/carers of young people with autism:
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-parents-guide-children-autism.pdf

There is also a guide for foster carers:
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-guidance-foster-carers.pdf

Family Lives

A charity set up to help support parents/carers with the changes families go through. This includes a confidential helpline and online chat.
http://www.familylives.org.uk/about/

CEOP

Information to help parents/carers protect their children from online abuse. Also includes information about reporting abuse.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

The Hideout

A website created by Women’s Aid to help parents/carers understand domestic violence and how it affects young people.
http://www.thehideout.org.uk/young-people/adults-young-people-and-domestic-abuse/

CASY

Information on the service provided by CASY (a counselling service for young people aged 6-25 in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire).
http://www.casy.org.uk/for-parents/

Gangs Line

Information for parents/carers on gangs and youth violence.
http://www.gangsline.com/parenting/parents-general-information.html

Somebody else’s child

Information on private fostering.
http://www.privatefostering.org.uk/

Frank

Information for parents/carers on drugs and what to do if you are worried about your/a child.
http://www.talktofrank.com/worried-about-a-child

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Information for parents/carers on bullying.
https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents

NSPCC

Information and advice about keeping children safe.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/

The services offered by the NSPCC.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/our-services/childrens-services/

NSPCC – Child trafficking

Information on what child trafficking is.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-trafficking/what-is-child-trafficking/

NSPCC – What is Child Sexual Exploitation

Information on CSE, including signs, symptoms and effects.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-sexual-exploitation/what-is-child-sexual-exploitation/

Childline – Forced Marriage

Information, advice and guidance on forced marriage, including links to other websites.
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/crime-law/forced-marriage/

Family Information Service – Lincolnshire County Council

Information for families on the services available in Lincolnshire.
https://lincolnshire.fsd.org.uk/kb5/lincs/fsd/home.page

The National Autistic Society

Guidance and information on autism.
http://www.autism.org.uk/

RNIB

Supporting people with sight loss.
http://www.rnib.org.uk/

ADHD Foundation

Information for parents/carers on ADHD.
https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/information/parents/

Dyspraxia Foundation

Support, information and guidance for parents/cares on Dyspraxia.
http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/dyspraxia-children/

Dyslexia Foundation

Support with dyslexia for parents/carers.
http://www.dyslexiafoundation.co.uk/

B-eat

Guidance and support on eating disorders.
https://www.b-eat.co.uk/about-eating-disorders

National Self Harm Network (NSHM)

Help and support on self-harm.
http://www.nshn.co.uk/

Addaction

One of the UK’s leading and largest special drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities.
http://www.addaction.org.uk/services/addaction-lincolnshire-%E2%80%93-lincoln-resource-site

Galop

LGBT+ anti-violence charity.
http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/

Internet Matters

Helping parents keep their children safe online.

https://www.internetmatters.org/

Missing People

A charity that aims to support family and friends of those who go missing.

https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/how-we-can-help.html

Childnet

A resource to support parents/carers talk to their children about online safety.

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit

The Children’s Society

A guide for parents/carers on criminal exploitation.

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/cce-advice-for-parents.pdf

 

 


Here are some other information guides for parents:

Coping with self-harm

Controlling Behaviour in Relationships