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Support and Information for Parents, Carers and Family

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On this page we've included links and to websites and services that parents, families and carers can use to support children and young people in their care.











Helping your child through exams - this BBC guide will help you support your child through the stress of revision and exams.

Click to view the article: Snack smart, from 'change 4 life'.

Help and advice for parents



Young Minds Parents Helpline is a free helpline offering confidential, expert advice.




As part of our health promotion campaign, addressing Gloucestershire's declining rates of the two pre-school booster vaccinations, please take a look & share these 2 promotional videos:



Parenting UK is the membership body for parenting support and education. It exists to achieve better parenting by raising awareness of parenting issues and improving the performance of the parenting workforce.

Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families and schools, focussing on the impact of digital technologies on families.

Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone providing information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them.

Thinkuknow for Parents Get Advice - Planning to talk to your child about sex, relationships and their lives online can be tricky. Find lots of advice about these complex areas here.





A practical teenage survival guide to living in one of the most competitive consumer economies in the world from

Click here to read the full article from Think U Know.







Social media guides: Click here to find out more about the safety features available on popular social network sites,  such as Facebook, Google, Twitter & WhatsApp 






A Parents Guide To Talking With Your Teenager About Sex - a 40 page book with handy hints and practical pointers available to buy online.

Parent-Child Communication: Promoting Sexually Healthy Youth is a publication about sex education and communication, available in a variety of languages

Supporting Positive Sexual Behaviour -  have conversations with a child about what positive sexual activity involves. Start having these conversations as early as your child learns about sex.

Talking to your teenager about sex - NHS choices offers a few ideas on how to start the conversation. 

Girls go along with sex acts, says teacher  A 24 year old secondary school teacher tells the BBC she's shocked by the stories she hears from her teenage pupils. (BBC News - Family & Education 05/10/17)

Are children turning to pornography to educate themselves about sex?  Are boys coercing girls to do things they later regret?



Schools told not to dismiss sexual harassment 'as banter' - BBC News 15/12/2017

Sexual harassment or violence at school should never be dismissed as "banter", new Department for Education guidance to schools and colleges has stressed.

"Sexting" explicit images and videos of under-18s is illegal, it says, and girls are the most likely victims.

Schools still have a duty to act if incidents outside school are reported. To view the full BBC report, click on the image.



If you are a parent with a child who feels at odds with their birth gender, or you want to learn more about gender dysphoria or transgender, cross gender and non-binary gender issues, the Mermaids website offers advice and a confidential parents forum.

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence ( is a community interest company that delivers arts programmes and creative workshops to young trans people from across the UK. We facilitate workshops to trans and non-trans young people within schools, colleges and other settings- in order to generate discussion and debate around gender, and the ways in which it presents challenges in our everyday lives. Our aim is to promote multiple and diverse expressions of gender identities in all aspects of young people’s lives. Click the title above for the whole article

To read the report aimed at Family Members of Trans Gender Children Click Here

Digital resilience toolkit for parents See how your parenting can help build your child's digital resilience


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