At St Thomas Cantilupe we take time to work alongside our families. If you, your child or family would benefit from extra support with your well-being, or if you are worried about a difficult situation in your family you can contact us for support. You might benefit from Early Help.
What is Early Help?
Early Help is providing support to children, young people and their families as soon as problems start. When a child, young person or the family need some extra support, Early Help is often the first response offered by those services in contact with them. It can be required at any stage in a child's life, from pre-birth to adulthood, and applies to any problem or need that the family can't deal with alone. Early Help can be school led or led by working with other agencies or a member of Herefordshire's Early Help team.
Early Help means acting early and as soon as possible to provide support where problems are emerging for children, young people and their families.
The type of things Early Help can support with include:
* Concerns about child’s health, development or behaviour
* How a child is doing at school
* Housing or financial concerns
* Children who may be affected by domestic abuse, drugs, alcohol, ill health or crime
If you would like some advice and support, speak to one of the Mrs Laws and we can discuss what support is available.
|Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe
Call the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) helpline for support and advice if you have a concern for your own or another child’s safety on 0808 800 5000.
If you feel that a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999. You can report concerns to the police on their non-emergency number, 101.
Children and young people who have been victims of a crime may need support to cope and recover. You don’t have to report the crime to the police to get support. You can find free, local support teams across England and Wales on the Victim and Witness Information site.
Parents Online Resources Hub
Click above to visit The Parent Hub from The Key. It is full of online safety resources for parents. There are easy to use, interactive mobile-friendly guides for setting parental controls on devices.
All the information you need to help keep your child safe on popular devices and apps including those listed below.
|Help for Parents/Carers to keep children safe online
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
- Internet matters
- London Grid for Learning
- Net-aware - from the NSPCC
- Parent info - up to date information from Parent Zone
- Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
- Thinkuknow - the latest resources and advice for parents
- UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
- Vodaphone Digital Parenting Checklists: Vodaphone produce some useful checklists for parents of different aged children to support them with addressing online safety issues. It is advised that all technology children use has parenting controls installed on it. https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting
- O2 provide useful resources and links to staying safe online via https://www.o2.co.uk/help/online-safety
|Parental Controls Offered by Your Home Internet Provider
There are Parental controls offered by your home internet provider. You can contact them for more details on how to protect your family online. Below are some tips on how to activate free parental controls from the 4 big internet providers in the UK - BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. They have produced these helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider.
How to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.
|Safer Internet Centre
Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online
As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online.
You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online. The advice and resources are from the Safer Internet Centre will help to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively. Click on the image to find out more.
Digital Parenting Special Edition
|NSPCC Let's keep children safe online
The newly relaunched Net Aware, is the NSPCC's bite-size guide to the latest and most popular social networks, apps and games kids are using.
Click below to find out more: