Parents and Carers

Parents and Carers

NSPCC Cruelty to children must stop. Full Stop

The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.
NSPCC Helpline now offers Asian language support 24 hours a day
Asian callers can now speak to an NSPCC Helpline practitioner in their preferred language 24 hours a day. There is now one Helpline number 0808 800 5000, and one email address , for all communities across the UK to seek advice or report concerns about a child.
Believe in children Barnardos

Spot the signs  
Barnardo’s has published the set of advice leaflets, available to download for parents, professionals and young people across the UK. 
Sexual exploitation affects thousands of children and young people every year. We can all play an important role in reducing that number, helping to cut children free from this abuse.

 The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children.
Safe Network. Safe activities for everyone
The Safe Network: Safeguarding children and young people

Run as a partnership between NSPCC and Children England, the Safe Network provides a website containing practical safeguarding information and advice for community and voluntary groups, as well as training events, a phone enquiry service, and community-based support through regional development managers and delivery partners.

Whatever the issue from drug misuse to disability; youth crime to mental health; sexual abuse to domestic violence; poverty to homelessness; Barnardo’s believes we can bring out the best in every child.
PACE Parents against child sexual exploitation

Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family. We offer guidance and training to professionals on how child sexual exploitation affects the whole family.
Family Lives

Family Lives is a leading national charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children – parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives – for families living together as well apart
childrens society

The Children's Society is a leading children's charity committed to making childhood better for all children in the UK.
Counselling Directory Logo

Providing the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics.
Counselling Directory only lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.
Newcastle Families Information Service

Newcastle Families Information Service is a free service for all families, which provides impartial information, advice and assistance.

We provide services including:
  • Finding and choosing childcare
  • Childcare and activity brokerage - working with you and providers to arrange a package of provision, which meets your needs and the needs of your children.
  • Childcare finance, checking whether you have taken up all possible entitlements, including free early education
  • Schools choice and admissions advice
  • Advice on working or training in childcare and becoming a registered childminder  
  • Holiday activity information packs
Understanding Young Minds


This course will be of interest to professionals working with children but is not a replacement for a full training course.

Find out more about professional training around self-harm here


Our children’s world is a fast moving theatre of information, entertainment, virtual relationships, and out-of-the box concepts that were unheard of just forty years ago.  The internet and the prevalence of convenient, portable gadgets are a boon to modern civilization; but, their dark side hosts online predators, thieving hackers, and morbidly dangerous information.

A parent must make sure his or her child fully understands why rules regarding internet use must be followed and how specifically online predators can compromise one’s safety. This is the reason for which it is a parental obligation today to learn much about how the digital world operates, how kids use it, their lingo, and everything else pertaining to digital socialization.