Safeguarding - Parent Support

Teenage Depression


Deprression isn't exclusive to adults - it can affect anyone.  The persistent and long-lasting unhappiness characterising depression can have an enormous impact on how a young person

thinks, behaves and feels.


This resource from Priory’s Group Associate Medical Director and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg explains the common causes of depression, the signs that your teenager may be suffering and what can you do to help them.


For more information and support, please visit the Priory Group's Young People's Services page here.

Parents' Guide to Technology


Advice about smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other internet-connected devices from the Safer Internet Centre can be found here.

What to do if your child sees something upsetting online


Along with the many positive things which young people may see or experience online, they may also encounter things which may worry or upset them.  Visit this link for some advice and guidance.

ParentZone Website


The following link contains useful advice and support for helping to keep your child safe online:

Child exploitation - live streaming


We would like to draw your attention to a BBC news article regarding child exploitation via live Internet streaming.


Please take a read here.

Firework Safety


We have been forwarded a link giving advice and guidance regarding firework safety.  We thought it would be good to share with you at this time of year.


Please take a read here.

Cyberbullying - advice for parents and carers


It’s important to have regular conversations with your child about the online world, including issues like cyberbullying. This will help you to understand if they have ever experienced or witnessed online bullying for themselves, and give you an opportunity to support them and reassure them that you are always there to help.


Please read this article from the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Anxiety and Mental Health


You may find the two factsheets below useful.  They provide information regarding anxiety and mental health.


Click on the thumbnail images to download the documents.

The school is always here to support you with any worries or issues you may have.

Below is a list of contacts and links to websites and advice forums which you may also find useful:


Child Line  – 0800 1111


NSPCC Child Protection Helpline – 0808 800 5000


Drink Line   – 0800 917 8282


Frank – National Drugs Helpline  – 0300 123 6600


NHS Smoking Helpline    – 0800 169 0169


Victim Supportline   – 0845 3030900


Samaritans   – 08457 909090


NHS Direct   –  Physical and Mental Health - 0845 4647


NHS Choices - Links to support lines for Mental Health


NHS Live Well - Advice on various topics, including Sexual Health


Respect Yourself - An app with positive messages to help support young people's mental health


Relate - Counselling and support for Relationships - Young People


Young Minds - Parent Helpline for worries about your child's Mental Health and wellbeing

0808 802 5544 (9.30-4pm on weekdays)


Mind - Advice for Mental Health including Self-Harming

0300 123 3393 or text 86463 (9am-6pm on weekdays)