Useful Links and Contacts
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Last Updated: 03.02.2017
|ACE:Advisory Centre for Education
Provide information, support and legal advice that parents need to help their children at school, particularly when there are problems. For advice call 08088 005793. Email ACE on firstname.lastname@example.org
|News, weather, sport, business, entertainment, learning and lifestyle.
|Provide legal representation for children. Ensures that children, parents, carers and professionals can get accurate information on child law and access the support and services to which they are entitled.
|Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.
|Contact a Family
|Provide advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children, no matter what their disability or condition. They also help parents to get in contact with other families in a similar position.
|Dadtalk promotes all aspects of fatherhood, allowing fathers to share ideas, find information and learn about parenting through their social networking website.
Dealing with Separation and Divorce
Association of Shared Parenting
Families need fathers
0121 743 7257
Helpline: 08707 607496
|Support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available. Run in partnership with Women's Aid and Refuge.
|Advice and information about the 11 plus exam, online shop, downloadable practice papers and parents forum.
|Online / E-Safety
|There is a Facebook group - 'Staying Safe Online - just search for the group and 'like' to keep informed of e-safety related updates. Click here for links to further advice.
0845 090 8044
Provide advice on choosing childcare, parenting and child development, disability and additional needs support, health, and services available in your local community.
August 2013: The Family Information Service has just published an up to date set of factsheets that provide advice and information on lots of family matters. Click here to access them.
Family Lives (formerly Parentline)
0808 800 2222
|Family Lives offers a confidential helpline service which is free from mobiles and most landlines. Call for information, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. Family Lives support staff take calls from 7am-midnight and any calls during the night are answered by Samaritans who are available to provide emotional support. Also provides online advice and secure e-mail help via the website.
|Provide specialist advice to families who are raising children involved with, or who need social care services. They promote policies and practises that help children to live safely and securely within their families.
|Gingerbread provide advice and practical support for single parents.
|Helpline for parents, guardians or concerned relatives and friends of bullied children. Kidscape suggest that children experiencing bullying problems should ring Childline.
|A social networking source of support and advice for mums, connecting parents with each other and services in their local area. Netmumns Parent Supporters offer expert help to mums who need it.
|NHS Choices website provides all the information you need to make choices about your health, from decisions about your lifestyle, such as smoking, drinking and exercise, to finding and using NHS services in England.
You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
|Read about Ofsted, view Ofsted reports online.
|Now singleparents.org.uk. A nationwide network of one parent families and organisations representing different backgrounds and cultures. The website offers information on all aspects of parenting plus support from experienced parenting experts and other single parents in our online group.
|Payments may be made on ParentPay for school meals, Woosh Club, swimming, music lessons and visits. ParentPay allows you to make payments whenever and wherever you like 24/7, safe in the knowledge that the technology used is the highest internet security available.
101 is the new telephone number that can be used to ring the Police to report incidents that are not emergencies such as a stolen car or vandalism. It can also be used to contact a local police team. When you call 101 , the system will determine your location and connect you to the police force covering that area. You will hear a recorded message announcing the police force you are being connected to. If you are on a boundary between two or more forces, the recorded message will give you a choice of which force to be connected to.
|Public Health England (formerly the Health Protection Agency)
|Advice and information to help people to stay healthy and protect them against threats to their health
|Relate - help with family life and parenting. You might be a parent worried about your child's behaviour or how a divorce may impact on your family. You might be part of step-family and need help adjusting, or you may be arguing with parents or siblings and need support communicating with each other.
|A confidential helpline for adult survivors of sexual abuse. Also offer counselling, support groups, library services and befriending.
024 7621 7740
|As a school, we are working with The Warwickshire Young Carers' Project to raise awareness and make sure there is support in place for Young Carers. Young Carers help to look after a sibling, parent or relative with a disability, long term physical or mental illness or someone who misuses substances. The Warwickshire Young Carers' Project provides support for 8-18 year olds in a number of different ways including regular groups, workshops, homework clubs, activities, residential trips and one to one support.
|A free, confidential telephone service providing information and advice for any concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.