PARENTAL INFORMATION

Home Or Out Alone

Please click on the link below to find out more information about whether or not your child is ready to go out alone or stay home alone:

Home Or Out Alone Guide

Coping With Self-Harm A Guide for Parents and Carers

Coping with Self Harm Guide

This guide was developed from talking to parents and carers of young people and is aimed at helping parents, carers, other family members and friends cope when a young person is self-harming. It includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm, how to support a young person when facing this problem and what help is available.

What To Do If Your Child Goes Missing

Runaways parents guide

What parents need to know about Sadfishing

Sadfishing guide

Parenting Smart (Place2Be)

The children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has launched a new website aimed at helping parents with typical situations they can find themselves in with their children.
 
Advice can be found on over forty topics including:
Understanding sibling rivalry 
My child is lying, what does it mean, what should I do?
My child has trouble going to sleep
My child says ‘I hate you!’
Cultural identity: who am I?
 
The Parenting Smart website can found here: 

Useful Contacts

Please see below for contact information for different organisations:

OrganisationWebsiteContactNotes
Anorexia & Bulimiahttps://www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/03000 11 12 13Eating disorders
Anxietyhttps://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/Helpline: 03444 775 774 Text support: 07537 416 905Anxiety
Beating Eating Disorders (BEAT)https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/Youthline: 0808 801 0711 Email: fyp@beateatingdisorders.org.ukEating disorders
Black Women’s Health and Family Supporthttps://www.bwhafs.com/0208 980 3503FGM and equipping women with the practical skills and knowledge needed to overcome cultural, social, economic and language barriers
Childlinehttps://www.childline.org.uk/0800 1111Help for under 18
Cruse Bereavement Carehttps://www.cruse.org.uk/0808 808 1677Bereavement all ages
Drugwisehttps://www.drugwise.org.uk/Children to call FRANK on 0330 123 6600Evidence-based information on drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
LGBTQ+ Helplinehttps://switchboard.lgbt/about-us/0300 330 0630Support and information for LGBTQ+ community
Muslim Youth Helplinehttps://myh.org.uk/0808 808 2008Help and support for British young Muslims
Samaritanshttps://www.samaritans.org/116123 jo@samaritans.orgThose struggling to cope
Aluminahttps://www.selfharm.co.uk/sign up onlineFree online support for 14-19’s who are self harming

Over the summer there was some media reporting about ‘sweets’ laced with cannabis, amongst other things. Here are some resources that you might find useful: 

https://cdn.catch-22.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/SYPSMS-Edibles-Information-for-Parents.pdf 

https://safeguardpro.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Edibles-Info-Sheet-SORTED.pdf 


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