This page is a reference point for parents and carers, providing links to a range of advice and information to support with safeguarding and ensuring the physical and emotional well-being of young people.
It is not intended to be exhaustive and we don’t promote or subscribe to specific groups, but we recognise reputable organisations. We are not responsible for the content of external sites. We will routinely update parents and carers as new information and resources become available.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
The NSPCC offer a wealth of resource, support and advice for a range of issues. Here are some particularly useful links.
In addition, you can talk to one of the NSPCC team of experts on 0808 800 5000 if you're worried about a child or need advice or information about child protection.
NSPCC Key Resources
Guidance on how you can keep children safe from abuse and other dangers, including online.
Talking about difficult topics - Supporting parents and carers on how to manage discussions with children.
Bullying and cyberbullying - this is an area that many parents and carers worry about. This link provides information and advice on how to recognise bullying and cyberbullying, how to talk about it with your child and how to take steps to address it.
Self-harm - how to spot the signs and what you can do to help
Mental health concerns - providing help and advice to support children with their mental health.
Online Safety - resources and advice around online safety, social networks, phones, games, apps etc
Net Aware – informative site outlining the range of apps and social networks sites that young people are accessing
Sexting: How to talk to your child about the risks of sexting and how you can protect them.
Healthy sexual behaviour in children and young people - keeping children safe, spotting warning signs and advice on what to do if you have concerns.
Child sexual exploitation - useful advice.
Gangs and young people - advice on gangs and what you can do to help protect a child involved with a gang.
Grooming - advice on what it is, how to spot the signs and how to protect children.
Thinkuknow- Staying Safe Online.
Coping with exam stress – NHS guidance and practical steps to help support children during exam.
A Parent’s Guide to Swimming Pool Safety & Hygiene
Other useful websites and links
The Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board offers a range of links to resources and advice
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
UK Safer Internet Centre
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Teen Mental Health Guide
Book recommendation for parents to support child wellbeing:
Breathe Out: A Creative Guide to Happiness for Teen Minds by MINDS
A collection of books to support young people's mental health: Young people's mental health | Reading Well booklists | Books | Reading Well (reading-well.org.uk)
Bullying and Cyberbullying