The Anti-Bullying Alliance has lots of information and links to various other sites that are helpful, click here to view.
Criminal Exploitation, Child Sexual Exploitation and County Lines
To find out more information relating to the above, please visit the NSPCC Site by click here.
Family Information Services
The Family Information Service are here to help you with a range of matters relating to family life. If you’re a parent, grandparent or carer and have a question, contact us.
The service is free, confidential and impartial. We are here to help families with children and young people aged 0 to 19 or 0 to 25 for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The team and the Family Information Directory can provide information on local childcare, services and activities, and much more! We also offer a one to one brokerage service available to anyone who wants more help finding the right childcare or activities.
The SEND Local Offer provides information on activities and services for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.
by phone on 01202 093131 Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and 9am to 4.30pm on Fridays
by email at email@example.com
For information on services outside Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, use the Coram Family and Childcare Trust search facility to find a local Family Information Service.
Heath Fire Re-Assurance Resources
Key Stage 1 – Video from Marc House an Incident Commander from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Rescue Service.
The above is about ‘Sam’s Sad Day Story’ a video and questions/activities relating to the life of Sam a lizard living on the Heath.
The above explains what Firefighters do.
Key Stage 2 – Video from Marc House an Incident Commander from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Rescue Service.
Help for Parents:-
For further information, please visit:- http://www.dwfire.org.uk/
Youngminds – Mon-Fri 9:30am till 4:00pm on 08088 025544
SHOUT – text ‘Shout’ to 85258 for 24/7 crisis text support www.giveusashout.org
Childline – under 19s can call 0800 1111 for free, confidential support
It is recognised that children are talking a lot about the Coronavirus and some are quite scared. Please be aware that children pick up on the news and some have access to social media, so please be mindful of what they are hearing and seeing. Give them some reassurance and a cuddle as it is such an unknown scenario for them and us. Below is a social story that is used to help reassure them, please share it with your children if needed.
Please also note that during this time, your children may have greater access to the internet and internet safety is very important. For further information about keeping your children safe online – Please click here
An interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic – Covibook
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Chat Health is a confidential text messaging service that enables young people in Dorset to send health related questions via text to the school nursing team. The sender will be provided with advice and information, or signposted to additional services.
This app has great body scan meditations to help children develop the awareness of what’s happening in their bodies
Get in touch today via:
Call: 01202 985104 (Monday – Friday / 10am – 4pm)
Educating your Child against Hate – please click here.
- A short booklet and supporting slide pack for parents and carers covering about Prevent
- Top Tips Guide for Parents
- Parents: Protecting your child from Extremism (2019)
- Online Media Literacy Resources
- Prevent: An Introduction
- Prevent Myth-Buster
- Parent Zone Guides
- Talking to your teenager about radicalisation
- Parent Info
- Childnet International
- Internet Matters
School Nursing Team
In Addition to the text messaging services listed below, the School Nursing team now also have Social Media pages aimed at Providing Health and Wellbeing information and Signposting for Young people and their Parents/Carers as well as providing updates about what to expect from the School Nursing Team and how to access further advice and support.
Please feel free to also share this information with Parents within your newsletters and Web pages.
Find us on Facebook – Dorset HealthCare School Nursing Team www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089483889236
Find us on Instagram – dorsethealthcare_schoolnursing www.instagram.com/dorsethealthcare_schoolnursing/
Young people aged 11-19 can also seek advice for themselves from a School Nurse via our ChatHealth text messaging service by texting their query to 07480635511. ChatHealth runs Monday to Friday 08:30-4:30 (Excluding Weekends and Bank Holidays).
Young people will receive an immediate bounce-back message to let them know their message has been received by the School Nurse. We aim to respond within 24 working hours.
More information on ChatHealth can be found on the School Nursing Web page www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/school-nursing/chathealth