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Pastoral and Safeguarding

Safeguarding Team 2017-18

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

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board

Information and advice aimed at parents/carers on your child’s wellbeing.
http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lscb/parents/

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/

Young Minds

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

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/

UK Safer Internet Centre

What to do is your child sees something upsetting online

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/advice-parents-what-do-if-your-child-sees-something-upsetting-online

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/

The services offered by the NSPCC.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/services-for-children-and-families/

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.
http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parents/family-support/family-information-service/

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

Broken Rainbows

LGBT Domestic Violence charity.
http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/help/helpline

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

 


Here are some other information guides for parents:

A guide to Mental Health Services in Lincolnshire

Coping with self-harm

Controlling Behaviour in Relationships