SUPPORT INFORMATION

The Anti-Bullying Alliance

The ABA has three main areas of work:

  • Supporting learning and sharing best practice through membership;
  • Raising awareness of bullying through Anti-Bullying Week and other coordinated, shared campaigns;
  • Delivering programme work at a national and local level to help stop bullying and bring lasting change to children’s lives;

They provide expertise in relation to all forms of bullying between children and young people. The Anti-Bullying Alliance was established by the NSPCC and the National Children’s Bureau in 2002 and is hosted by the National Children’s Bureau.

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents

Childnet

Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

They work directly with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18 on a weekly basis, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice.

Their website has a whole range of useful information and resources designed to keep your child safe online.

Here are two that we think you might find useful:

Let’s talk about life online Foster Carers – Supporting YP’s Online

 

CEOP – ThinkuKnow

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.

Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command.

Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.

Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.

Family Lives

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.

https://www.familylives.org.uk/

Farney Close

We have a experienced team of staff at Farney Close with a diverse set of knowledge and skills. It is the staff members at the school that enable us to support the young people, parents, carers and others so well.

If you have any questions or require support please pick up the phone, drop us an email or send us a message via the contact us page and we will be happy to help.

Here are three email addresses you might find useful:
Sara Hack, Principal – principal@farneyclose.co.uk
Safeguarding (Designated Safeguarding Lead) – dsl@farneyclose.co.uk
IT & Tech Support including e-safety support – itsupport@farneyclose.co.uk

NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY

Having your child diagnosed as autistic can be a very emotional time for parents, even if you have been seeking a diagnosis for a while. Many parents will want to better understand their child’s diagnosis and how they can help them.

Founded in 1962, they are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Their goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people. They are the UK’s largest provider of specialist autism services. Their trained staff and volunteers provide a lifeline for 100,000 autistic people every year.

https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life/parents-carers.aspx

Keeping Children Safe Online (for Parents) (NSPCC)

The NSPCC have drawn together lots of advice for parents, including Being Share Aware, MineCraft Safety Advice, and how to stay safe using apps. The information can be found here:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Parents can also contact the free NSPCC Online Safety Helpline with questions about parental controls or concerns about a social network their children are using on 0808 8005002

Net Aware

It can be very difficult to keep up with all the latest social networks, games and apps. It is particularly difficult to keep track of what websites, games and apps are popular among young people.

Net Aware is a website developed by the NSPCC and O2 that reviews these sites, apps and games to give you an idea of what they are used for, expert views of the risk of using them and top tips for using them safely.

It is a great resource for parents, carers and those working with children.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Young Minds

We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find.

https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/