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Useful Links

keep your child safe online

PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation)
Pace is a leading national charity that brings the parent perspective to tackling child exploitation.

https://paceuk.info/

Online Support Sessions for Parents: Spring Term 2021

These sessions are an opportunity to understand the signs that a child may be being exploited, increase your confidence to respond safely and learn how to support a child who may be at risk of being exploited criminally or sexually. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, share concerns and connect with other parents and carers.

The session will help you to:
· Understand what child exploitation is
· Understand the signs of child exploitation
· Learn how children are groomed online
· Understand the behaviours of exploited children

Join your local session by emailing awareness@paceuk.info

Further down the page you will find some useful 'how to' guides provided by PACE to support you to safeguard your devices at home.

Government Guidance on Online Safety for parents and carers during the Coronavirus pandemic

Support for Parents and Carers to keep children safe online
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online

Keeping Children Safe from Abuse and Harm
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm/advice-to-parents-and-carers-on-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm

Internet Safety and 'How to' guides for parents, carers and families.

Victoria Northern from PACE visited school to run a parents information session about safeguarding your children at home on their mobile devices.

We have placed the documents discussed below, which were sent by Victoria. Each document can be downloaded by clicking the link below it.

Health and Wellbeing

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

IT'S OK NOT TO BE OK: TOP TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR CHILD'S ANXIETY

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/features/2021/january/its-ok-not-to-be-ok-top-tips-for-managing-your-childs-anxiety/

File:NHS-Logo.svg - Wikimedia CommonsNHS talking therapies can help if you’re struggling to cope with feelings of anxiety or depression. Rest assured it’s totally confidential.

Your GP can refer you or you can refer yourself online at  crowd.in/SO095j

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

01924 316830

Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This support is available for both parents and children.

 

If you call, you'll speak to a professional in your local NHS mental health service.

They can discuss your current mental health needs and provide access to further support if needed.

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The Calderdale Open Minds website has some excellent support materials and documents for families as well as signposting you to useful charities, support lines and websites.

The Open Minds in Calderdale website is available to all schools in Calderdale to link to and provides local and national emotional health and wellbeing and mental health information and services for children and young people, families and professionals.

Visit the Open Minds website:

www.openmindsincalderdale.org.uk

 

Open Minds has a section on “Exam help & Support” for any children who want additional support http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/exam-help-calderdale/

 

There is a section on Open Minds with information about school transition support here for children transitioning to secondary school http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/school-transition-support/

Time Out Listening Line

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Time Out Listening Line is open for students aged 10-19 who want someone to talk to about issues such as: home/school life, friendships, and any other worries.

The Listening Line is not a counselling service, it’s a safe space offering children and young people the opportunity to speak to an experienced Time Out worker, who regularly works with children and young people in schools and in the community.

To access the listening line children and young people can send a text to 07418 311736 and one of Time Out’s project workers will call them back to arrange a time.

Time Out created a useful resource for children and families for Children's Mental Health Week 2021. This activity can be used at home any time to encourage children and adults to be mindful about their feelings:

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service Offer for Children and Young People in Calderdale

Be more #activecalderdale

Active Calderdale Bike Library | Calderdale Council

 

Active Calderdale provides information about how to be more active and have a healthier lifestyle in Calderdale

https://active.calderdale.gov.uk/