Advice and Guidance
This page contains links to many different challenges that a young person and their families may face. If you are anyone you know, is affected by any of the issues below, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can offer advice and guidance and direct you to other services that maybe able to help.
- Alcohol - https://www.changegrowlive.org/
- Gambling - https://www.ygam.org/
- Social Media - https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/social-media-advice-hub/social-media-concerns/
Bereavement & loss:
Tell the POLICE if the bullying involves a crime.
If you are struggling to tell someone you can always report it anonymously to school via our SHARP System.
Other national organisations that you can contact to help support with bullying include:
- Child Line - “Bullying can happen anywhere and be about anything. We've got advice about different types of bullying including Cyber; discrimination; homophobic & transphobic, faith & relgious; racism & racial bullying. They also offer some advice on how to bounce back from bullying.
- NSPCC - Advice for parents and carers to help keep children safe from bullying, wherever it happens.
- EACH - EACH has a freephone Helpline for children experiencing homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying or harassment: 0808 1000 143. It’s open Monday to
Confidence & Self Esteem
We believe that children who have high esteem and have a positive view of themselves will thrive both in school and beyond. Where children have lower self esteem we must work to build up their self believe and confidence so that they too can enjoy the very best outcomes in school and life.
Secondary school children experience significant physical changes. Their weight, shape and skin type can change and fluctuate and often this can have an impact upon their self-esteem. Additionally children can feel pressure from peers, friends or even the media to look a certain way. This can result in children having a negative outlook of their physical appearance.
Exam Pressure & Results
Exam times can be a stressful time for the young person. As parents it can be stressful for you too, in finding the right balance in keeping them motivated without adding to the pressure.
- Children of prisoners: https://www.prisonadvice.org.uk/pages/category/for-children
- Forced marriage: https://www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage
Grooming and Exploitation:
Keeping Safe on Line
- Child sexual abuse online/Keeping safe on line - https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/what-is-online-child-sexual-abuse/
- Safer internet Games, quizzes, films and advice to help young people get the most out of the internet while staying safe online
- National Safety online: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides
- Obesity: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/very-overweight-children-advice-for-parents/
- Sexual health:
- Brooke - Being a young person can be tough. Brooke provide innovative clinical services, digital support, tailored counselling and inspiring relationships and sex education, so that young people are able to take charge of their sexual health and wellbeing https://www.brook.org.uk/
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/protecting-children/fgm?gclid=CjwKCAjw_qb3BRAVEiwAvwq6VlOOJh56ytqnauIxV2l4XlJGoT4YpXvLq4bLcoqu6cpdIlbB2kj5qRoC00gQAvD_BwE