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Parental Support

We have provided below a list of support websites and agencies in the local area and nationally.

If you need any further help or advice please contact Student Services on support@nhc.ac.uk.

Really Flexible Care

Website: www.reallyflexiblecare.co.uk

The National Autistic Society

Website: www.nas.org.uk

 

Herts Sunflower

Domestic Abuse Helpline 08 088 088 088

Visit: www.hertssunflower.org

Stevenage Borough Council

Website: www.stevenage.gov.uk

Refuge

For Women and children against domestic violence

Freephone 24-hour national domestic abuse helpline 0808 2000 247

Frank

Drug Advice: 0300 123 6600

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Spectrum Drug and alcohol recovery support

Telephone: 0800 6523169

Visit: www.changegrowlive.org

Herts Young Homeless

Homelessness or mediation services

16-18s 03003 230130

18-24s 08000 355775

Shelter

Advice, support and legal services 0808 800 4444 Or contact your local council housing and homelessness advice department:

Stevenage BoroughTelephone: 01438 242242 Out of Hours: 01438 314963

North Herts District Council Call: 01462 474000 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) or 0300 777 4125 out of hours

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Call: Telephone: 01707 357 613

Watford Borough Council

Telephone: 01923 226400

housingsolutions@watford.gov.uk

Homeless Link

Enables you to search for homelessness support and accommodation in your local area

Website: www.homeless.org.uk

Email: info@homelesslink.org.uk Phone: 020 7840 4430

InternetMatters.Org

Website: www.internetmatters.og

Recommended by the Government, InternetMatters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

LGfL

Website: www.lgfl.net

Recommended by the Government, London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Childnet International

The UK’s safer internet centre

Website: www.childnet-int.org

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) 

Website: www.ceop.police.uk

Net Aware

Website: www.net-aware.org.uk

Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

Internet Watch Foundation

Website: www.iwf.org.uk

Parent Info

Website: www.parentinfo.org

Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the National Crime Agency providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

UK Safer Internet Centre

Website: www.saferinternet.org.uk

UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

Family Friends of Lesbian and Gays (FFLAG) 

Website: www.fflag.org.uk

Stonewall

The lesbian, gay and bisexual charity.

Website: www.stonewall.org.uk

Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH)

Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) is a charity and training agency helping people and organisations affected by homophobia. The website gives guidance, contact details and a freephone helpline.

Website: www.eachaction.org.uk

NHS Self-referral

Single point of access for you, a friend or a relative experiencing mental health problems.

0300 777 0707 (8am-7pm) or 01438 843322 (5pm-8am)

Young Minds

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Lots of advice on different subjects. 24/7 crisis support. Urgent text 85258

Samaritans

116 123

Kooth

Website: www.kooth.com

Online counselling for children and young people

Herts Partnership Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Website: www.hpftcamhs.nhs.uk

Need help now? Call 0300 777 0707

Calm Harm

Self-harm advice including eating disorders and drug and alcohol abuse. Can help with urges to self-harm or drug use. (app.)

Stay Alive

Suicide prevention (app).

Check the relevant app store on your phone or tablet.

Thinkuknow

Website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online

Let’s Take About It

Website: www.ltai.info

Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

Brook Advisory Centres

Website: www.brook.org.uk

The Grove Pregnancy Crisis and Post Abortion Centre

(Care Confidential for pregnancy and post-abortion support).

Website: www.careconfidential.com

Family Planning Association (FPA)

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

If you are seriously worried about someone’s safety and cannot make contact with them-telephone 101, as the police are able to do welfare checks.

If you believe someone to be in immediate danger always contact 999

Further help, support and advice can be sought from Hertfordshire County Council

Children’s Services—0300 123 4043

Adult Services—0300 123.4042

Want to anonymously report a crime?

Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or log an online form at www.fearless.org

Support for young carers in Hertfordshire

Telephone: 01992 586969

Website: www.carersinherts.org.uk

Herts Aid

Confidential information regarding safer sex, STI treatment and prevention.

Telephone: 07869 017 183

Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Adviceline: 03444 111 444

Text relay: 03444 111 445

Adviceline’s available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. It’s usually busiest at the beginning and end of the day. It’s not available on public holidays.

Herts Police CYP Gangs and Schools Team

Website: www.herts.police.uk/cyp

To report a crime contact 101 or 999 if an emergency