Further Support for Parents
Newsletters and other Parenting Information
Parent Support Group (Epsom and Ewell area)
Maureen Kirk 07815 778936, Diana Foreman 07967 199829
Information from CEOPS regarding online safety
Families can visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre (www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre) where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.
A support website and helpline for adult family members with advice on all aspects of raising children. Telephone: 0808 800 2222
Surrey Family Information Service
Provides information, advice and assistance for families, children and young people 0-19 years old (25 years for young people with special needs)
Telephone: 0300 200 1004
Advice, resources and news for Dads
Internet safety guide for parents
Is your child in crisis?
Are you worried about them?
This site will help you understand and support your child:
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Money Matters for Every Child
Independent and confidential advice on benefits and finances
Telephone: 0800 294 8148
Citizens Advice Centre
North Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach
Telephone: 01932 260690
Surrey Women’s Aid
24 hour confidential helpline
Telephone: 01483 776822
Catalyst - Surrey Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service
Telephone: 01483 590150
Free and confidential service for information on eating disorders
Telephone 01332 367571
Health Protection Agency
Due to the high levels of sickness in school caused through various bugs, the Health Protection Agency has produced an informative, interactive website about bugs and microbes. There is a separate section for secondary school students.
You will find lots of presentations that might assist a greater understanding of infection transmission and infection control.
Please also be aware that alcohol gels and sanitisers are only effective against certain bugs and so the recommended method for cleaning hands is still washing with soap and water.
An informative site for young people, parents and professionals. Focuses on concerns around Anxiety, Self-Harm, Eating Issues and Addiction.
Helping parents protect young people from sexual exploitation
Lucy Faithfull Foundation
Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign. We support adults to play their part in prevention through providing sound information, educating members of the public, training those who work with children and families
This website has sections on diets for children, lunch box ideas, fussy eaters and healthy eating for kids; which could be useful for parents.
Young Carers, My Time Plus
This website is for young carers aged between 12 and 15 and is an opportunity for support in an informal setting. The sessions are held at the Trix Café on Stoneleigh Broadway between 7.00am and 8.30pm on the 4thWednesday of each month.
Cybercrime: Preventing young people from getting involved
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched a public awareness campaign to highlight the increasing number of young people engaging in cybercrime.
The #CyberChoices campaign targets parents of 12-15 year olds who may be involved in hacking or other kinds of online crime without their parents' knowledge. The campaign, also aimed at professionals who work with children and young people, highlights the range of criminal activities that children may be involved in, how to spot signs of potential problems, what the consequences could be and importantly, signposts better ways for young people to use their technical skills.
For further information about cybercrime, and to watch the short film produced for the campaign, visit www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/765-campaign-targets-uk-s-youngest-cyber-criminals
For advice from the NCA on how to help young people avoid the risks of getting involved in cybercrime www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/crime-threats/cyber-crime/cyber-crime-preventing-young-people-from-getting-involved