Keeping Safe: Advice, guidance and support
Keeping yourself or your son/daughter safe is a paramount priority. It is important you know of the potential risks and support available to you. Below we have collated many useful links to inform and support you on a range of issues including safeguarding, on-line safety and mental health and concerns.
Here are some links to newsletters and websites to help parents/carers and young people on a range of safeguarding issues.
|Early Help Offer||A document highlighting the early help we offer our students and families at King Charles I School.|
|NHS Starting Well Support||Use the contact form on the link to request support during the COVID-19 outbreak on finance, child behaviour and accessing foodbanks.|
|Health for Teens||Gives general advice about feelings, growing up, health lifestyle relationships and sexual health.|
|Parents Protect||A website to help parents protect their children against sexual abuse.|
|Spot the Signs||Advice for parents, professionals and young people on the signs of sexual exploitation and how to keep safe.|
|PACE||A free online course for parents to equip them with the knowledge to protect their children against sexual exploitation.|
|Teenage Relationship Abuse||A parents’ and carers’ guide to violence and abuse in teenage relationships.|
|Sexting||How to talk to children about the risks of sexting, and what you can do to protect them (NSPCC).|
|Sexting||How to handle sexting incidents as a parent or teacher|
|Self-Harm in Young People||Information for parents and carers and anyone who works with young people.|
|Know the Signs||Information on suicide and self-harm for parents (Samaritans).|
|ParentInfo||This online tool for schools aims to give parents advice and tips.|
|Kidscape||Support and guidance on bullying.|
|Reach 4 Wellbeing||Part of the Starting Well Service in Worcestershire. They promote and support emotional wellbeing for children and young people aged 5-19 years old.|
|School Health Nurses||Trained to help with emotional, mental and physical issues. They offer a face-to-face high school drop in service in all secondary high schools. They can support young people with issues such as; self-harm, sexual health, relationships, bullying, healthy eating, emotional health and lifestyle choices. You can use the school nursing text service (ChatHealth) on 01562 514555. This is not 24 hours, but a response will be received and further support will be signposted by the nursing team. We can also make referrals to the sexual health nurse. Medical support is treated as confidential.
Please click this link for more contact information.
|Parenting Support||Find out what groups are available to support Worcestershire Parenting.|
|Barnados||Advice for parents/carers/young people on the signs of sexual exploitation and how to keep safe|
|CrimeStoppers||A website containing information about County Lines and the exploitation of young people, who can be used to transport drugs between areas|
|West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre||A free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors who have experienced rape, assault, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual attack, whether physical, verbal or emotional.|
|Online radicalisation||Parent/carer advice and support|
|Know your stuff
||Free confidential text service: 07507331750. For the latest sexual health advice and information.|
|Frank||Friendly, confidential drug advice.|
|NSPCC||A dedicated NSPCC helpline to support anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in educational settings or has concerns about someone or the issues raised. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663 and more information is available via the link.|