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The NSPCC can help you report your concern and provide advice and support on their free 24/7 adult helpline by phone, text or online

Phone 0808 800 5000

Email help@nspcc.org.uk

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Young Carer - A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.


Parent Info:

Developed by CEOPs and internet parenting charity, Parent Zone, Parent Infothis external link will open in a new window provides up-to-date, expert information for parents on a range of concerns they may have about children and young people, which is designed for schools to post on their own website.

From advice on how much sleep a teenager needs to information about relationships, sex and internet safety, Parent Info provides a range of content that can easily be hosted on a school’s website.

Parent Info’s content can be adapted for use in a variety of ways including: as advice for parents and carers; to explain the PSHE curriculum; or as a pointer to policies or guide to parents if issues arise. There’s also a specially-curated feed for primary schools, with information on topics of interest to parents of younger children.

Schools can find out more about and sign up to Parent Info at www.parentinfo.orgthis external link will open in a new window.

We are sure that you and the people you work with will find that both Thinkuknow and Parent Info provide a range of valuable resources for use in protecting children from harm.  If you are not already encouraging schools and professionals who work with children to use these resources to help them with their work to tackle abuse and exploitation, please do send this letter on to them or let them know about them via your other communications channels.

 

NSPCC - The Underwear Rulethis external link will open in a new window -Simple conversations to keep your child safe from abuse.

NSPCC - PANTSthis external link will open in a new window - NSPCC Launches PANTS song and animation to help protect children from sexual abuse.  Also available on YouTubethis external link will open in a new window

Advice and information for all from Cumbria Policethis external link will open in a new window.

Say Somethingthis external link will open in a new window - National service providing young people with a means of reporting CSE through a free, 24/7, anonymous helpline. This service will not replace existing local services or existing helpline or service provision, but may generate additional information about exploitation in your area. ‘Say Something’ helpline - Call or Text 116000

Safety Netthis external link will open in a new window - Offer support services and advice and work with Children, Young People and Adults who have suffered Rape, Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence in Cumbria. Also supporting parents to help their child.

Pacethis external link will open in a new window have launched an interactive online information package for parents on the signs of child sexual exploitation - This free tool is designed to equip parents with the information and knowledge to safeguard children from this abuse.

The Story of Jaythis external link will open in a new window - A short YouTube video on sexual abuse - relationships aren’t always what they seem, sexual exploitation and grooming can happen to anyone and it’s important you recognise the signs.

Know The Signs - Emma's Story - A Victim's Perspective of Child Sexual Exploitation

BLAST Projectthis external link will open in a new window - Support for boys and young men who have been, are being, or are at risk of being sexually abused.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)this external link will open in a new window - Free debt counselling in your community 0800 328 0006

Mind / Connectthis external link will open in a new window - Connect works with anyone who is suffering crisis, poverty or hardship and is worried about their mental health and wellbeing

NHS - Getting help for domestic violencethis external link will open in a new window

Local Domestic Violence Useful Contactsthis external link will open in a new window

Let Go - Domestic Violence Service from Impact Housingthis external link will open in a new window

Safety Netthis external link will open in a new window - Offer support services and advice and work with Children, Young People and Adults who have suffered Rape, Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence in Cumbria. Also supporting parents to help their child.

Early Help is a way of working with children and young people. It involves listening to you and your child to find out your child’s needs, and what is working well in your child’s life. An action plan, agreed with you and your child, is also put in place to make sure your child gets the right sort of help. The Early Help Assessment is voluntary – you and your child can choose to be involved.

How will an Early Help Assessment help my family?

  • The Early Help Assessment exists to help you support your child. It can lead to a quick solution or help to identify extra support if needed.

  • Early Help will ensure that everyone involved with your child – such as teachers and health visitors – works together to support your child.

  • Early Help will help your child receive the right support at an early stage before their needs increase which can be much more difficult to help you with. As The Early Help Assessment is a shared assessment, you and your child will not have to repeat the same story to different workers.

For more information please see our A Message for Parents and Carersthis external link will open in a new window leaflet or Early Help Contacts.

Suicidal Thoughts and Feelingsthis external link will open in a new window

Mental Healththis external link will open in a new window

Eating Problemsthis external link will open in a new window

YoungMindsthis external link will open in a new window

Qwellthis external link will open in a new window - an online counselling and emotional well-being service for adults, available free at the point of access.  Safe, confidential and anonymous. 

Understanding Young Mindsthis external link will open in a new window - free online course for parents.  Virtual College have worked in partnership with SelfharmUK to create a free online course designed to help parents talk about the issue of self-harm with their children.  Thousands of children and young people in the UK are thought to be impacted by self-harm  each year.  Spotting the signs can be difficult, and approaching the subject with your children can be an uncomfortable experience.  60% of parents feel uncomfortable discussing self-harm with their children.  This online course, 'Talking to your children about emotional resilience and self-harm', has been designed to provide you with a basic awareness of the subject to help you approach your children with confidence about the issue.

NSPCC Factsheetthis external link will open in a new window

Ofsted reportthis external link will open in a new window - In the child's time: professional responses to neglect.

Action for Childrenthis external link will open in a new window - Child Neglect

Keeping Children Safe Onlinethis external link will open in a new window - Social media apps; we are now living in age where the World Wide Web and access to unlimited information is at our fingertips.  Increasingly children of all ages are using the internet for a variety of different reasons.  Read more...this external link will open in a new window

UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content - Reports to the IWF are confidential and can be submitted anonymously. Your report to the Hotline may help to trace and rescue a young victim from further abuse.

CEOP Report Centrethis external link will open in a new window - Advice, help and report centre.

Sexting Issuesthis external link will open in a new window

Resources to help parentsthis external link will open in a new window ensure their children can get the most out of the Internet.

NSPCC Share Aware Campaignthis external link will open in a new window - a range of resources, including Net Aware, a simple NSPCC guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use – as rated by parents and young people themselves.

CEOP thinkuknowthis external link will open in a new window - Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.

Sextingthis external link will open in a new window - Advice for parents about talking to your child about creating, sending or receiving explicit images.

Advice for parents about bullying online and through social networking websites or mobile phones.

Social Networksthis external link will open in a new window

A Digital Parenting website and magazinesthis external link will open in a new window offer parents information and advice about the latest digital technologies and the kind of challenges children and teenagers might face in their digital world. ‘How to’ guides and Take Action checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved.

Online Grooming – A Guide For Young People, Parents & Carersthis external link will open in a new window

What's the problem? A guide for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble (PDF)this external link will open in a new window

Nude selfies: What parents and carers need to know  (Videos from CEOP)

Child Safety Online - A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media (PDF)this external link will open in a new window

Net-Awarethis external link will open in a new window - stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world 'Your Guide' to the social networks your kids use.

UK Safer Internet Centrethis external link will open in a new window - The UK Safer Internet Centre shares tips for parents on talking to their children about online safety.

What's the Problem?this external link will open in a new window - A guide for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online

Self-harm in young peoplethis external link will open in a new window - Information for parents, carers and anyone who works with young people.

Self-harm Coping Techniquesthis external link will open in a new window

YoungMindsthis external link will open in a new window - Information for parents and carers about mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The Sitethis external link will open in a new window

Self-harm Help - Local and nation resources for young people impacted by self-harm.

Self-harm Guide and Informationthis external link will open in a new window

Understanding Self-harmthis external link will open in a new window - Explains self-harm, including possible causes and how to access treatment and support.

National Self-harm Networkthis external link will open in a new window - Support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self harm.

Early Help - A Message for Parents and Carersthis external link will open in a new window 

User Guide to a Cumbria Children’s Services Child and Family Assessment

Core Groups - Information for Parents and Carers

A Guide for Parents, Families and Carers Whose Child has Died Unexpectedlythis external link will open in a new window

Young Parents' Advice Websitethis external link will open in a new window - Family Rights Group has launched a website for young parents whose children are involved with children's services whether as children in need, deemed at risk, in care or adopted.  The website includes information and tips to help young parents: understand their rights and options; seek the support they need for their children; get ready for meetings with their child's social worker; know what to expect if care proceedings begin.  Includes also: tailored information for young fathers, young parents who are themselves care leavers, and young parents experiencing domestic violence.

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