Parental Support

Online Safety

If you are worried about keeping your child safe online there is lots of support available

The following are reputable sites that can provide support and guidance to parents

·         Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

·         London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

·         Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC

·         Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

·         Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

·         UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers

Online activity can be monitored via your broadband provider to ensure that your child stays safe on the internet.

GoCompare, have compiled a guide to broadband parental controls and internet safety for children which can be found at

Children with concerns about online safety can get help from

·         Childline - for support

·         UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content

·         CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse


Parent Advice lines and Websites

Young minds – free helpline for parents for confidential expert advice. Mon-Fri 9.30 -4pm 08088025544.

Help for Parents – Support, advice and information to help parents -

Qwell – online adult counselling for Derbyshire residents

CEOP – Online advice for parents/carers

Parent Info – help and advice for families in a digital world

MASH (multi agency safeguarding hub) 03005008090

Every Mind Matters – Adult support around mental health and wellbeing

Women’s aid – Support for women and children at risk of domestic abuse. Online chat available at

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 9995428

Samaritans (24/7 service) 116 123

Refuge (domestic abuse helpline) 24 hours 0808 2000 247

Mens advice line for men suffering domestic abuse 0808 8010327 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Legal aid for family law matters 03003305480

Counselling Services

Winstons Wish – Support for bereaved children, young people and families. Free helpline for parents and families 08088020021/

Harmless  - Support for young people, families and friends around self harm.

Papyrus – Free confidential advice for young people and families on suicide prevention 0800 0684141

Cruise Bereavement – Free National helpline offering emotional support for anyone affected by bereavement 0808 8081677 Mon & Fri 9.30-5pm Tues-Thurs 9.30-8pm

Children’s Bereavement Centre – support for young people and families affected by death or terminal illness 01636 551739


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Headspace – guided meditation

Stop panic and anxiety self help

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Lets meditate – Guided meditation

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Iprevail – connects you to other people for support on stress, anxiety and depression.

Catch it – teaches you to look at problems in a positive way

My possible self – aims to help you take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour

PZizz – help with sleep

Feeling good – CBT techniques to help improve thoughts and feelings

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