Parent/Carer Information & Support
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) was set up in 2011 to help all members of the community working with or for children in the UK, with any online safety issues they, or children and young people in their care, may face.
Tel: 0345 381 4772
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Update March 2020 - ESCC have cancelled all parenting courses, so The Triple P Teen Parenting Group will not run on 25 March.
We will update further as and when we are advised.
Triple P Teen Discussion Group
To book your free place call Sue Antell – 07736635305 or Teresa Barker – 07808 024736 or email
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vodafone produce a regular, comprehensive ‘digital parenting’ magazine, that contains lots of helpful articles such as how parents can monitor their children’s online activity, or advice about cyber-crime and bullying. You can find the digital version, or order printed copies for your school, at http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/
2020 - Child Safety Week
Advice and counselling for anyone affected by FGM
Alcohol and Drugs - What Parents Need to Know
Information for Parents, Carers and anyone who works with Young People
Support for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure of their sexuality
April 2020 - FREE sports and activities through 'Youtube'.
Activities for children and their families
Active Sussex and REBOOT (Sussex Early Intervention Youth Programme)
Behaviour Support and Advice - Got a Teenager?
Parenting teenagers can be likened to a rollercoaster, with many ups and downs along the way. Some parents see changes in their teenager almost overnight whereas others may see a gradual change. Teenagers can also experience highs and lows through changes in their lives, both emotionally and physically. You may feel more anxious as your teen becomes more independent and it can become harder to give them advice. Parenting teenagers can be an enjoyable experience with a little bit of preparation and we offer a wealth of information on the different issues you might face.
Benefit Help and Returning to Work
Information on help paying for childcare, including
4.Support while you study
5.Free childcare and education for 2 to 4-year-olds
Concerns around Extremism and Hate Crime
Parents - We all want our children to live in a safe and loving environment so that they can grow up to become happy, confident adults. You will already know that your children can be vulnerable to risks both inside and outside the home, and will have taken steps to protect them so they can grow, learn and develop to their fullest potential.
Connecting Safely Online
A hub of online safety resources for parents/carers and students with additional needs
Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK Government Response
The purpose of the site is to provide the UK with a huge support network of counsellors and organisations, enabling those seeking help to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully help those students who may be feeling distressed, find some support.
The site contains a wealth of information about mental health and useful articles written by qualified counsellors which will hopefully help them to realise that they are not alone and help is at hand. We are passionate about breaking the stigma of mental illness and believe everyone deserves happiness - this is what we wish for our visitors.
If a student decides that they would like to speak to someone, they can contact a counsellor or organisation in their area in complete confidence. The site lists charities and organisations who offer their services free of charge and many counsellors also offer student concessions. If they decide they wish to contact a private counsellor, fees are quoted on their personal profiles alongside their qualifications and experience.
To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body
COVID 19 Advice for Parents/Carers
When your child is unwell or injured
Department for Education
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.
DfE Advice to parents and Carers on Keeping Children Safe from Abuse and Harm
Protecting your Children from Abuse On-Line
E-Safety Advice - Know It All for Parents
Know IT All for Parents is a unique interactive e-safety guide for parents and carers produced by Childnet International. It's designed to really help you as a parent or carer keep up to date with how children are using the internet, and support them in using these new exciting services safely and responsibly.
East Sussex Parent and Carers' Council
Extremism and Radicalisation
Extremism and Radicalisation - A Guide for Parents
Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. We know that many people play active roles in raising children, from dads and mums, grandparents, stepparents and non-resident parents. Our role is to support all of you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that you care about, as well as supporting parenting professionals. We believe that happy children come from happy families and currently support families to improve the outcomes for over 1 million children each year.
Financial Help for Lone Parents
Information including Child Benefit - eligibility, claiming and when benefit stops and Having a Child, Parenting and Adoption - legal rights, parental rights and child maintenance
In general, most young people, especially those under 16, trust their parents and will respond to any information and support you offer. However, as teenagers get older the culture gap may widen and communication may be more difficult. This does not mean you should not try. Before you do talk to your child about drugs, make sure you have accurate, up-to-date information about different types of drugs (explore our A-Z of drugs or FAQs) and make the time to have the conversation
Government Website for Parents and Kids!
A-Z of information for Education and Learning
Health Advice for Parents, for Kids, for Teens and Educators
Health Advice for Parents, for Kids, for Teens and Educators
Measles - Useful Information
A support group for gender variant children, teenagers and their families
Online Safety Handout
Online safety: useful information for children, parents and staff
Open for Parents
Free parenting support is available to any parent who wishes to access it. There is a variety of support and interventions available, ranging from light touch advice to specialist group-based programmes.
Open for Parents (previously the Parenting Matters website) is an easy to use resource for parents who are looking for parenting advice or support in their local area. The website has useful information listed by age groups about common issues e.g. safety, nutrition, health, managing behaviour and mental health support as well as SEN/additional needs. The information will link parents to national and local sources of information and support
This website, which is supported by the Home Office, aims to educate parents and carers about child abuse. There is lots of useful information for parents to access with contact details for other agencies they can contact should they have concerns. Please remember if you have a concern about any child at our school please talk to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Hillman)
This pack provides you with the relevant resources and information to ensure your establishment is compliant with the new duties under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The new duties are listed in sections 2 - 5 of this support pack
Preventing Abuse, Exploitation and Relationship Violence
Do you Dare to Care?..........Find Out More
Public Health Information - Mumps
2020 - Updated Information regarding Mumps
Safeguarding under Child Sexual Exploitation
School Attendance, the Law regarding Withdrawal from Learning and the Impact of Absence.
School Performance Tables
Find schools and colleges in England and view school performance, characteristics, workforce, finance and Ofsted inspection outcomes.
Sexual Health Advice
Most teenagers would like to talk to their parents or carer about relationships and sex. It might seem difficult, but here are a few ideas on how to start the conversation.
Social Media Library
Description : A list of commonly used social media sites and apps with a short description
STEPS - To stay Independant Service
Information to help Parents/Carers who are aged 18 or over and have a long term physical health condition and need advice and guidance to help you live life to the full
This is a website that people can access if they are worried about their own, or other people’s behaviour, both on and offline
Supporting Young People On-Line
The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online.
An Information and Support page, run by Women’s Aid, for young people who have experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse
Think Measles Poster
Time to Change
We're Time to Change - With your help we can change the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems
Welfare Benefits Project
From April 2016, the Welfare Reform project will be changing. The name will change to the Welfare Benefits project and the services delivered will be funded by the two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) covering Hastings and Rother and Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford. The project will no longer cover High Weald, Lewes and Havens CCG.