Parental Support Links
Below are some useful links to organisations covering safety, special needs and fun days out that may interest you.
Send Advice Surrey
Confidential, impartial and independent information, advice and support for young people and parents/carers of children with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) aged 0 – 25
Family Lives is a national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. They are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Net mums providing a wide variety support online and also provide information regarding support in local communities
Offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
They also offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. Schools can host the content on their own website and use it in any other ways (in letters to parents etc) that they want.
This service is free and ranges across a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’
In line with CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme, some of the content covers internet safety, but it all starts from the assumption that young people make little distinction between their online and offline lives and the issues for parents are often the same. The aim is to help parents help their children be discriminating, web-literate and resilient.
Think U Know – Parents
Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command.
Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.
NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
The UK’s leading charity in the protection of children and the prevention of child abuse offer a wealth of support, advice and guidance to parents and carers of children.
Surrey County Council – Support and advice for parents and carers.
This website also offers links to other supportive websites.
Bullying UK – Family Lives
Advice for parents on all topics relating to children and young people who suffer from bullying.
Government website that information regarding the law relating to bullying.
UK Safer Internet Centre
Parent guide to answer questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safe tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibility.
Information on Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal.
The Department of Education site provides a wide range of information, advice and materials for teachers, parents, LAs and others caring for or working with disabled children and young people or those with SEN in England.
Talk to Frank provides friendly, confidential drugs advice.
Information to support your child's education.