Resources for parents
Below you will find a range of resources to support you and your child through this uncertain and challenging time. All class teachers are in regular contact with you and your child but if you need anything else then please get in touch with us.
Stuck-Inside-eBook-FINAL – A book written for young children to help them understand what is going on and why it’s important to stay indoors
If parents are in conflict or are looking for advice regarding child contact in general or specific to COVID 19:
Child and family court advisory service provides advice and guidance to adults, children and young people. It includes specific guidance around child contact during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Cafcass website – Home – Cafcass – Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
Mental Health advice and support:
Parents/Carers can access advice and support from Samaritans:
“Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.” They are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Parents and Carers | Mental health and your kids | Samaritans
You can call a Samaritan for free day or night 116 123 (English Language)
You can call a Samaritan for free day or night Call 0808 164 0123 (Welsh Language)
There is also a Single Point Of Advice (SPOA) for information on CAMHS services Tel: 01639 862744, 9am -5pm Monday – Friday.
The following resource pack has been offered from Cardiff Against Bullying and is considered a useful resource for sharing across Wales to support LGBTQ+ families:
Dealing with Childhood Behaviours :
Parents and carers who may be struggling with children’s behaviour at home can access support and advice through Parent Talk – Cymru. They are on hand to support parents when they are needed. Browse articles on the most common parenting questions from experts. Or talk one-to-one with a qualified parenting coach about anything that’s worrying you. It’s all free, and no topic is too big, small, or embarrassing.
Parent Talk – Cymru – Support for Parents from Action For Children – Offer Down-to-earth parenting advice you can trust.
NSPCC is not all about reporting abuse. They have parenting tips for all stages of a child’s life, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations. There are pages on age appropriate sexual behaviours and language as well as advice and support on dealing with difficult parent/child situations and questions?
Parenting can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Support for parents | NSPCC
If you are concerned that a parent or carer is at risk of, or suffering from Domestic Abuse the following advice could be crucial:
Anyone who believes they are in immediate danger should dial 999.
If you are unable to speak, listen to the questions from the 999 operator.
Respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can.
If prompted press 55. This lets the operator know it is a genuine emergency and you’ll be put through to the police.
For many victims recognising domestic abuse can be difficult. An automated chatbot for those seeking advice and support or if they think they may be being abused is available:
I think I’m being abused. OK, there is help available. – Swansea – You are not alone chatbot
For information on support available for children affected by domestic abuse, follow the links below:
The VAWDASV factsheets for Domestic Abuse, Peer Abuse and Forced Marriage are now available on Hwb.