Additional Resources


ParentWise: A helping hand for parents & carers

As children get older and more independent, issues that affect them can be harder to spot and deal with. Learning about potential dangers can give you the knowledge and skills to act if there is a problem. It could also help keep your child safe by preventing problems before they happen. You know your child best, so if you’ve got a feeling something’s up – you’re right not to ignore it....more >

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Operation Encompass

Have you received an Operation Encompass call about a child in your school, or are you concerned about a child or children in your school who are experiencing domestic abuse? For FREE advice from an Educational or Clinical Psychologist about how best to support them, call the Operation Encompass Professionals’ National Advice and Guidance line on 0204 513 9990.
Monday to Friday, 8am-1pm ...more >



Helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people and our Kooth team. Start or join a conversation with our friendly Kooth community. Lots of topics to choose from!

Chat to our helpful team about anything that's on your mind. Message us or have a live chat. Write in your own daily journal to track your feelings or emotions and reflect on how you're doing....more >


Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents

Your child’s teenage years are an exciting time, but they can be tricky too. With hormones going wild and bigger pressures at school, challenging mood swings are par for the course.

With mental ill-health on the rise, you’ll want to keep watch on whether your teen needs some extra support....more >

The Breck Foundation
Campaigns for a safer internet for all children and young people – whether they are gaming, communicating on social media, using apps or taking part in any other internet-based activity.
The cyberbullying craze, ‘roasting’ is having a profound effect on its victims. Linda James MBE, founder of anti-bullying charity Bullies Out, gives advice on how parents can deal with it
BBC Newsround
Advice if you’re upset by the news
CEOPS You Tube Channel
Videos covering a wide range of topics
NSPCC – Supporting children worried about terrorism
Advice can help parents talk to their children worried about recent events
Educate against hate
Practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation
NSPCC – Online Safety
NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help you keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
Disrespect Nobody – Relationship abuse
Abuse in relationships can happen to anyone. It’s not normal, it’s never OK and definitely not part of a healthy relationship
See me, hear me! – Child Sexual Explotation
CSE can happen in many ways, young people may believe they are in a relationships, be invited to parties or be given alcohol and drugs by people they believe to be friends.
Students Against Depression
Are you or someone you care about feeling persistently sad, anxious or empty? Depression is more common than you might think: 1 in 10 people will experience depression and/or anxiety in any one year.
Think you know – Concerned about your child?
If you’re concerned about your child and need information or further help and support, you’re in the right place.
Think you know – Age 11 – 13
Let’s keep the internet fun. Get advice about keeping you and your friends safe.
Think you know – Age 5 – 7
This website to helps you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
Think you know – 14 Plus
Advice about sex, relationships and the Internet for over 14’s.
Think you know – Age 8 – 10
Think you know have created this area for you to show you what we think is good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
Think you know – Parents
Before doing anything, take a deep breath and try to remain calm. There’s lots of information and advice on this site to help you keep your child safe and access support.

The Waiting Room
TWR is a health and wellbeing directory specifically dedicated for the people of Birmingham and Solihull.


Government Advice

Mental health & behaviour in schools
How to identify and support pupils whose behaviour suggests they may have unmet mental health needs.
Missing children & adults
The Missing Children and Adults strategy focuses on vulnerable people who go missing within England and Wales.
Private fostering
Statutory guidance for local authorities on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of privately fostered children.
Advice to schools and colleges on gangs & youth violence
Advice is for leaders, their senior teams and staff in schools or colleges affected by gang or youth violence.
Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked
Departmental advice to help agencies and their staff safeguard and promote the welfare of children who may have been trafficked.
Domestic violence & abuse
Find out about domestic violence and abuse, coercive control, disclosure scheme, protection notices, domestic homicide reviews and advisers.
Children missing education
Statutory guidance for local authorities and advice for other groups on helping children who are missing education get back into it.
Children who run away or go missing from home or care
Statutory guidance for local authorities and their partners to stop children going missing and to protect those who do.
What to do if you suspect a child is being sexually exploited
Departmental advice on the national action plan for tackling child sexual exploitation.
Forced marriage
Information and practice guidelines for professionals protecting, advising and supporting victims.
Drugs: advice for schools
Guidance for school leaders and staff on managing drugs, drug-related incidents within schools and pastoral support for pupils.
Safeguarding children in whom illness is fabricated or induced
Statutory guidance on protecting children where carers or parents fabricate or induce illness in a child.
Child abuse linked to faith or belief
Information for those who work with children on a plan to help prevent child abuse arising from religion or superstition.
Multi-agency statutory guidance on FGM
Multi-agency guidelines on FGM for those with statutory duties to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.
Preventing bullying
Guidance for schools on preventing and responding to bullying.
Domestic Violence & Abuse · Emergency Injunction Service
Help if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Violence against women and girls
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) are serious crimes. These crimes have a huge impact on our economy, health services, and the criminal justice system.
Preventing radicalisation
Prevent duty guidance for Scotland and England and Wales.