Support for parents and carers

Confident Parenting Being a parent is the most important job you will ever do, but can be full of challenges. Dealing with a child’s difficult behaviour can be an emotional time for all the family. There is no set ‘how to parent guide’ but there are strategies you can try to confidently deal with problems, […]

School attendance

The importance of education – Every child and young person counts!Having a good education will give a child the best possible start in life and help them to aspire in adulthood.  If children do not receive an appropriate education they put their future at risk and may harm their future opportunity to work in a […]

Safe infant sleeping

Creating a safe sleeping environment for your baby Little Lullaby – Little Lullaby is the social network for young parents. Chat, share advice and tell your story with other young mums and dads The Lullaby Trust – for further information call the Freephone helpline on 0808 802 6868 UNICEF – baby friendly website

Keeping disabled children & young people safe

A child with a disability is first and foremost a child, and has the same human rights as any other child to be protected from harm. We must make sure we work together to ensure disabled children are kept safe and protected from harm – this is a basic human right. If a child has […]

Keeping your child safe online

As a parent you want to protect your child and you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from […]

Emotional support for under 5s

Families need support for many reasons: perhaps struggling to cope with postnatal illness, a child’s disability, family breakdown or bereavement or may be feeling isolated, overwhelmed and unable to connect with the local community. Whatever the reason, Home-Start provides non-judgemental, practical and emotional support to help build the family’s confidence and ability to cope. Home-Start works preventatively […]

Domestic violence & abuse

If you think you or a friend are being abused, talk to someone you trust.  There are services locally and nationally you can talk to for more information. Support, help and information: National Domestic Violence HelplineFreephone 0808 2000 247 Solace Women’s Aid Helpline0808 802 5565

Drugs & Alcohol

Substance misuse is not limited to certain groups of people. While some individuals are considered more ‘at risk’, it is something that could potentially affect anyone. Having access to accurate information on drugs, alcohol and the associated dangers allows people to make informed choices. This information can come from a range of sources including parents, […]

Resources for parents and carers

These pages offer advice to carers and parents of adults, children and young people to help keep them safe. We hope you will find this information helpful and welcome any suggestions for resources or information you would like to see here – please email us at