Advice for Families

There may be times when you need help, advice or information.

Parents and carers are always welcome to discuss any concerns they have with the school.

This page provides links to sites where children and their families can access information and get advice on a number of subjects.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping children safe from abuse and harm

Advice for parents and carers about the main risks children may be particularly vulnerable to at this time and information about available help and support can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm

 

General

ChildLine www.childline.org.uk

Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.

Tel: 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor online https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/

 

Bullying

Kidscape www.kidscape.org.uk

Gives information for parents on a range of ways children can be bullied including cyber bullying and gives advice on keeping children safe online.
Tel: 020 7730 3300

 

Health

Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk

Advice and information about young people’s mental health including information on CAMHS and what the next steps to seeking support are.

Samaritans www.samaritans.org

24 hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it.

Tel: 116 123 (24 hours) Information and support for mental health issues.

Health for Teens www.healthforteens.co.uk

Content about your health, from sexual health to your feelings, growing up, lifestyle and much more.

Health for Kids www.HealthforKids.co.uk

A fun, engaging and interactive way for children to learn about health.

Harmless www.harmless.org.uk

Provides a range of advice and support about self harm, people who self harm, their friends and families.

Tel: 0115 934 8445.

B-eat www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

The UK’s eating disorder charity. Online support groups and a helpline for anyone under 18.

Tel: 0345 634 7650 (4pm – 10pm 365 days a year)

Email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk

Drugs and Alcohol

Frank www.talktofrank.com

Confidential information and advice about drugs and substance abuse, whether it’s for you or someone else.

Tel: 0800 7766 00 (24 hours, won’t show up on your phone bill)

Barnardo’s Butterfly Project

The Butterfly Project provides comprehensive practical and emotional support to children & young people with life limiting illnesses and their families, from diagnosis to bereavement.

The project is funded by the local health authority and can provide a service in the following areas:- City of Nottingham, Gedling, Rushcliffe & Broxtowe.

Tel: 0115 9255 565

 

Relationships

LGBT

Stonewall www.youngstonewall.org.uk

The UK charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. They offer information and advice.

Tel: 08000 50 20 20

Nottingham LGBT switchboard

Nottingham charity offering advice for LGBT and questioning, people, their friends & family.

Tel: 0115 934 8485 (7-9.15pm Mon-Fri)

Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Helpline (Women experiencing abuse)

Call the free 24 hour helpline. And don’t worry, calls to this helpline are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do NOT appear on itemised bills.

Tel: 0808 800 0340

Equation’s Domestic Abuse Service for Men

For men aged 18 plus, living in Nottinghamshire County or 16 plus living in Nottingham City.

Tel: 0115 9605556. Available Monday – Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. A 24-hour confidential answerphone service is available.

 

Parenting

Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) www.familylives.org.uk

A national charity that works for, and with, parents. It works to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services.
Tel: 0808 800 2222

NSPCC www.nspcc.org.uk

Offers some helpful information for parents and carers on a range of issues, such as internet safety, protecting children at home and positive parenting tips.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

Parents Centre www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents

Information and support for parents on how to help with your child’s learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare.

Racism

The download below contains information for parents and carers on talking to their children about racism.

Black Lives Matter (BLM) Videos And Resources